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Replying to Ridiculous RFEs in Family-Based Cases: Alice in Wonderland

April 26, 2018
Audio Seminar

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  • $199.00
Presented 04/26/2018
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Live Audio Seminar
SKU AS2018-04-26

Immigration attorneys are seeing more requests for evidence (RFEs) in family-based cases. Learn strategies from our panel of experts about how to respond to odd RFEs without losing your mind.

Featured Topics

  • A Mad Tea Party: Evidence Already Submitted
  • Down the Rabbit Hole: Bona Fides of Current Marriage and Previously Terminated Marriages
  • Advice from a Caterpillar: Clarification of Information on I-130A
  • Proving Family Relationships: Evidence of Parent-Child Relationship, Proving Sibling Relationships, and Dealing with Complications with Adoptions
  • Alice’s Evidence: When the Requested Documents Are Not Available
  • INA §245(i) Eligibility-Required Physical Presence

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Jon E. Jessen (DL), Stamford, CT
Jon E. Jessen is a solo practitioner in Stamford, CT, where he represents individuals in removal proceedings, asylum, consular practice, adjustment of status, VAWA/U visa petitions, naturalization applications, and appeals. Mr. Jessen has represented clients before the BIA and U.S. Court of Appeals, including setting precedent in: Matter of Arrabally and Yerrabelly; Melnitsenko v. Mukasey (2d Cir., 2008) and Pinto-Montoya v. Mukasey (2d Cir. 2008). Mr. Jessen has spoken on immigration topics for AILA and other bar organizations, including being a panelist at the DHS Ombudsman’s Second Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. with The Honorable Linda S. Wendtland, author of the majority opinion for Arrabally and Yerrabelly.

Maggie Castillo, Long Beach, CA
Maggie Castillo is sole proprietor of Castillo Law Firm in Long Beach, California. Ms. Castillo received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and her undergraduate degree from Chapman University. She has been a zealous immigration law practitioner for over 16 years and is passionate about protecting US immigrants by vigorously fighting for their rights. She has been a speaker at various conferences and trainings for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and for the various Mexican Consulates in Southern California. Ms. Castillo is the immediate past chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association - Southern California Chapter and a member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association –Immigration Section.

Ana Maria Perez Schwartz, Houston, TX
Ana Maria Schwartz earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Bryn Mawr College and Juris Doctorate from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. She began her solo immigration law practice, Law Offices of Ana Maria Schwartz, with locations in Houston and Austin, Texas, over 10 years ago. The firm focuses on keeping families together through the use of every legal tool at her disposal. Ms. Schwartz takes pride in mentoring aspiring lawyers, allowing them hands on experience in the field of immigration law, and also volunteers at neighborhood Naturalization clinics. She regularly presents on AILA conferences and is admitted to practice law in Texas.

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 Replying to Ridiculous RFEs in Family-Based Cases: Alice in Wonderland audio seminar takes place Thursday, April 26, 2018, 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 April 25, 2018.

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