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2020 Updates and Hot Topics in Family-Based Adjustment of Status Cases

March 19, 2020
Web Seminar

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Presented 3/19/2020
2:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2020-03-19

In light of numerous policy updates, decreasing access to USCIS district offices, and lengthy processing times, our panel of experts will provide practical tips and innovative solutions to guide your family-based clients smoothly and successfully through the adjustment of status process.

Featured Topics

  • How to Move Cases Forward with Limited Access to USCIS Field Offices: Status Inquiries, Expedite Requests, Interview Reschedule Requests, and InfoPass Appointments
  • Preparing Clients for Questions Regarding Social Media Presence, I-9 Forms, Past Relationships, Drugs (Including Medical Marijuana), Smuggling, and Other Areas of Possible Inadmissibility
  • Best Practices for Handling Marriages, Adjustment of Status Filings, and Other Inconsistent Conduct Within 90 Days of Entry in Nonimmigrant Status
  • Preparing Visa Waiver Cases and Advising Clients Regarding Removals Under INA §217(b)(2)
  • How to Prepare Clients for Difficult Interviews and Home Visits by Investigators

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Ari J. Sauer (DL), Memphis, TN

Ari J. Sauer practices in Memphis, TN with the Siskind Susser immigration law firm. He is a past Chapter Chair of the AILA Midsouth Chapter and served on the AILA Board of Governors from 2011 to 2017. He has been practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, with a focus on family and employment-based immigration and naturalization law. Ari can be reached at

Jay Gairson, Seattle, WA

Jay Gairson is an immigration, national security, and information lawyer in Seattle, Washington. He uses systems analysis to evaluate government programs and strategize solutions to problems that appear to be otherwise intractable. He primarily represents individuals and businesses from the Middle East, East Africa, and South Asia. He practices in all areas of immigration law, but with a focus on cases under fraud detection and national security review before DHS, DOS, and other agencies.

Aleksandr Y. Troyb, Stamford, CT

Aleksandr Y. Troyb is a partner with Benjamin, Gold & Troyb, P.C. in Stamford, Connecticut. He is a past chair of the Connecticut Chapter of AILA and currently serves on its national advocacy, media relations and community outreach committees. Additionally, Mr. Troyb serves on the executive committee of the Fairfield County Bar Association, where he also serves as a committee chair. Mr. Troyb received his J.D. from the Pace University School of Law in 2008.

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 Updates and Hot Topics in Family-Based Adjustment of Status Cases web seminar takes place Thursday, March 19, 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 March 18, 2020.

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