Travel Ban: On-the-Ground Updates on the Waiver Process
September 5, 2019
02:00 PM (ET)
Since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the legality of “Travel Ban 3.0” in the summer of 2018, the waiver process has lacked transparency, consistency, and formal guidance, leaving a cloud of uncertainty for affected immigrants. The panelists will provide an update on recent trends immigration attorneys are experiencing throughout the waiver process at U.S. embassies around the world. They also will discuss advising clients whose lives have been put on hold due to the ban.
- Who Is Subject to Travel Ban 3.0, and What Are the Exemptions?
- How the Waiver Process Is Being Implemented at Various U.S. Embassies: Reports and Anecdotes
- Establishing Eligibility for a Waiver, Strengthening the Waiver Application, and Preparing Your Client for the Consular Interview
- What to Expect After the Interview: How to Address Administrative Processing, Denials, or Approvals
- The Latest Litigation and Challenges to Travel Ban 3.0
Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia is an expert on immigration law whose research focuses on the role of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law and the intersections of race, national security, and immigration. She has published more than thirty law review articles, book chapters, and essays on immigration law. Her work has been published in Emory Law Journal; Texas Law Review; Washington & Lee Law Review, Columbia Journal of Race and Law; Notice & Comment, Yale Journal on Regulation; Harvard Latino Law Review; Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal; Georgetown Immigration Law Journal; and Howard Law Journal. Her scholarship has been cited in hundreds of works and also by federal court judges, including Judge Richard Posner, Judge Paul J. Watford, and Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw. Her first book, Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases, was published by New York University Press, was published as a paperback in 2017 and named an honorable mention for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. Her second book, Banned, examines immigration enforcement during the first eighteen months of the Trump administration and will be published by New York University Press in 2019. Wadhia is also working on the second edition of an immigration case book with Steve Yale-Loehr and Lenni Benson, to be published in 2019 by Carolina Academic Press. At Penn State Law, Wadhia teaches doctrinal courses in immigration and asylum and refugee law. She is also the founder and director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic (CIRC), an in-house clinic focused on three main areas: community outreach and education; pro bono support in immigration cases; and policy work for institutional clients across the country.
Muna Jondy is an immigration attorney with a substantial number of clients from the MENA region. She has been assisting clients in the P.P. 9645 waiver process since its implementation in 2017. She also is a cooperating attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan. Currently she serves on the board of Americans for a Free Syria, which is a national organization focusing on political advocacy in Washington DC, working to promote freedom, dignity and democracy for the Syrian people. Jondy earned a B.A. in History from the University of Michigan, a J.D. from the University of Manitoba, and an LL.M. from the Michigan State University College of Law.
Sirine Shebaya is the Interim Legal Director at Muslim Advocates. Her work focuses on the Muslim Ban, immigrants' rights, surveillance, and other civil rights matters affecting Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities. She previously directed the ACLU of Maryland's Immigrants' Rights Program, developing litigation and advocacy on detention and enforcement issues. She played a lead role in getting Maryland state and county jails to enact policies prohibiting the detention of immigrants for ICE. She was also Program Director of the Virginia Justice Program at CAIR Coalition. Ms. Shebaya serves on the Board of NIP-NLG and is a founding Board Member of the Dulles Justice Coalition.
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The Travel Ban: On-the-Ground Updates on the Waiver Process audio seminar takes place Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the times noted below:
- 2:00 pm–3:30 pm eastern time
- 1:00 pm–2:30 pm central time
- 12:00 pm–1:30 pm mountain time
- 11:00 am–12:30 pm pacific time
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