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Advanced Considerations in TPS & DED (Late-breaking)

May 6, 2021
Web Seminar

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Presented 05/06/2021
2:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible No
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2021-05-06

Temporary Protective Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) have been a rare bright spot in an otherwise barren immigration landscape as of late. Because most immigration practitioners do not typically devote their entire practice to the processing of TPS or DED applications, but rather do it sporadically, it is often difficult to keep up with this area of the law. Accordingly, this panel will discuss the most complex and pressing issues in TPS law that every practitioner should be aware of as they file new applications.

Featured Topics

  • Dual Citizenship Options: Case Law and Guiding Non-precedent Decisions
  • Strategic Decisions of Whether to Apply for TPS or DED
  • Clients Who Are Currently in Court
  • F-1 Student Issues
  • Maintaining Two Non-Immigrant Statuses
  • New updates on Venezuela, Haiti, and Syria

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Please note, all 2021 seminar recordings are free to AILA members starting in March 2021, as part of a new service provided with AILA membership. AILA encourages live attendance for those wishing to ask questions of the speakers. CLE credit is included with purchase for live participants.

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John Vandenberg (DL), Philadelphia, PA

John Vandenberg is a partner at Hogan & Vandenberg in Philadelphia. He is a past Chair of the AILA Philadelphia Chapter. John has spoken and written on federal litigation, relief for CARRP'd clients, Advanced TPS issues, Lozada Best Practices, Difficult Family-based Adjustments, VAWA for men, and Removal Proceedings in a Detained Setting. He has served as the Summer Adjunct at the Villanova Clinic for Asylum, Refugees, and Emigrant Services ("CARES") and previously was an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Transnational Legal Clinic. In 2012, the AILA Philadelphia Chapter awarded John the first Matthew Baxter Mentorship Award. He earned his J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law, and holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

Lauren Micole Kosseff, New York, NY

Lauren Micole Kosseff is a partner at Aljijakli, Kosseff & Prendergast, LLC, a boutique immigration law firm with offices in New York, NY and Cleveland, OH. Her practice focuses on: family-based immigration; Temporary Protected Status (TPS); complex asylum including cases involving firm resettlement and material support; consular processing; waivers of inadmissibility; naturalization; and complex removal defense. Ms. Kosseff worked as a judicial law clerk at the New York EOIR, a staff attorney at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School. Before becoming an attorney, she taught Spanish and English as a Second Language. Ms. Kosseff is a graduate of Tufts University in Medford, MA, and Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn, NY.

Karla Lammers, Miami, FL

Karla Lammers is a partner at Canero Lammers Immigration Law Group. She is currently President-Elect of the AILA South Florida Chapter. Born and raised in Guatemala, she practiced international corporate law prior to receiving her J.D. from the University of Miami in 2001. She is board certified in immigration and nationality law and has an extensive background in asylum and litigation of complex immigration cases. She is licensed to practice in Florida, D.C. and Guatemala.

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 Advanced Considerations in TPS & DED web seminar takes place Thursday, May 6, 2021, 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 May 5, 2021.

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