Developments in Waivers: The I-601A, Removal Proceedings, and Beyond
February 5, 2019
02:00 PM (ET)
The practice of preparing and submitting applications for waivers of inadmissibility has never been dull. Recent developments in USCIS practice and case law involving the Attorney General, however, have challenged practitioners in new, often unprecedented ways. As a result, practitioners now must be prepared to deal with revocations of I-601A waivers, client arrests at USCIS interviews, and limits on the authority of judges to administratively close or terminate removal procedures to allow for provisional waiver adjudications. Our panel of experts will discuss the latest trends in waiver adjudications and advise on best practices to prepare for, and respond to, these changes.
- Strategies for Pursuing an I-601A Waiver in Removal Proceedings After Matter of Castro-Tum
- Updates Regarding the I-212 and I-601A Waiver Combination and the Risk of Arrests at USCIS Interviews
- Expert Tips for Preparing Waiver Packets in Light of the June 2018 RFE and NOID Guidance
- What's Next? Moving Forward After an I-601A Revocation by the Consulate
Jason C. Mills (DL), Fort Worth, TX
Jason Mills is board certified in immigration and nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and started his practice in Fort Worth, TX. 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, chair elect of the Texas Aggie Bar Association, chair of the AILA Texas Chapter, and past chair of the AILA NBC Committee.
Stephanie Theresa DiPietro, New York, NY
Stephanie DiPietro is the principal attorney with the Law Office of Stephanie DiPietro, P.C. in New York City. Her practice is focused on family-based immigration, waivers, and naturalization. She is a graduate of Syracuse University (2001) and Roger Williams University School of Law (2004). She is a frequent speaker at the AILA Annual Conference, the New York Chapter’s Annual Symposium, CLE classes sponsored by AILA’s New York Chapter, the Practicing Law Institute, and the New York Immigration Coalition. Ms. DiPietro is chair for the AILA New York Chapter and the former co-chair of the AILA New York Chapter’s District Director Committee.
Laura Fernandez, West Milwaukee, WI
Laura Fernandez is a solo practitioner based in Milwaukee, WI. She practices exclusively immigration law, with a focus on family-based and humanitarian relief. Her expertise lies in waivers, inadmissibility, and consular processing, in which she has extensive experience. She serves as a member of the AILA Wisconsin Chapter's Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and is also a local AILA Pro Bono volunteer. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2010.
Laurel Scott, Hillsborough, NH
Laurel Scott received a B.A. from Simon's Rock College, a Master's Degree from Duke University, and a law degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where she completed the Temple University Immigration Law Clinical. She spent a year studying at the Queen's University of Belfast and completed an internship at the European Parliament. She started work on her first waiver of inadmissibility in 2003, and quickly realized that waivers were an ideal niche for her new firm. Over the years, she emerged as one of the nation's leading experts in this type of case, publishing numerous articles on the subject and speaking at many events for immigration lawyers. Ms. Scott is licensed in Texas and New Hampshire.
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