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2020 Comprehensive Public Charge Update and Strategies

January 30, 2020
Web Seminar

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Presented 1/30/2020
2:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2020-01-30

Following the redefinition of the public charge inadmissibility ground in 2019, our panel of experts provides a comprehensive overview of the new framework for determining public charge inadmissibility for cases before USCIS and the consulates abroad as well as practical tips and lessons learned for how to prepare your clients to overcome public charge issues.

Featured Topics

  • What Is the New Definition of Public Charge and Public Benefits?
  • What Is the New Standard to Determine If an Applicant for Admission Is Inadmissible as a “Public Charge?” To Whom Does It Apply, and Who Is Exempt?
  • What Are the New Guidelines for Determining Which State and Federal Benefits Will Result in Public Charge Concerns?
  • What Positive and Negative Factors Will Be Considered in the Public Charge Determination?
  • Practical Tips and Lessons Learned for Overcoming Public Charges Issues Before USCIS and Consulates Abroad

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Kehrela M. Hodkinson (DL), London, UK

Kehrela M. Hodkinson is the founder of the London-based law firm, HODKINSON LAW GROUP. Mrs. Hodkinson limits her practice to U.S. immigration and law, with an emphasis on consular processing, applications for non-immigrant and immigrant waivers of inadmissibility, maintenance and abandonment of permanent resident status and renunciation. She is a founding member of the Rome District Chapter and was RDC's first Chapter Chair. Mrs. Hodkinson has participated as an active member of numerous AILA national committees. She is recognized in the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers as one of the most highly regarded immigration lawyers worldwide.

Jason C. Mills, AILA DOS Liaison Committee, Fort Worth, TX

Jason C. Mills is board certified in immigration and nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and operates out of Fort Worth, Texas. His office specializes in all areas of immigration and nationality law including nonimmigrant visas; business related immigration, investors, removal defense, family immigration, consular processing and federal court practice. He attended Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and Cambridge Law School in England. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. He is a former editor of the Texas Wesleyan Law Review, Past President of the Texas Wesleyan School of Law Alumni Board, past chairman the Texas Aggie Bar Association, past chair of the AILA Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico Chapter and a past chair of the NBC liaison committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

David A. Guerrettaz, Evansville, IN

David A. Guerrettaz is a partner with the Evansville law firm, Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders, LLP, located in Evansville, Indiana. David manages the firm's immigration law department, and his practice covers both business and family-based immigration, including those matters requiring the preparation and submission of Affidavits of Support. David is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Currently, he serves on AILA's Distance Learning Committee, and he is a past chair of AILA's Indiana Chapter.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.
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The 2020 Comprehensive Public Charge Update and Strategies web seminar takes place Thursday, January 30, 2020, 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

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on January 29, 2020.

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