I-751 Petitions: How to Handle Delays and Changes in Circumstances
February 12, 2019
02:00 PM (ET)
I-751 removal of conditions cases often appear straightforward at first. However, with the increase in processing times and questions from clients regarding divorces, separations, and rocky marriages, these cases frequently become complicated. Our panel of seasoned experts will discuss strategies and responses to changes in client circumstances, and they will advise on filing naturalization applications to expedite the process.
- What Are the Consequences of Longer I-751 Petition Processing Times, and How Can Filing for Naturalization Expedite the Process?
- How Separation, Divorce, and Everything in Between Impacts a Jointly Filed I-751 Petition
- Avoiding Common Pitfalls Resulting in I-751 Petition Denials
- I-751 Denials: Renew Petition Before the Immigration Judge, or File a New I-751 Petition with USCIS?
- When the I-751 Divorcee Wants to Remarry: Exit Strategy
Bernadette Ginger McGuire
Bernadette Ginger McGuire has been practicing immigration law since 2002. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado and received her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is the owner and attorney at McGuire Law, located in Englewood, Colorado. Her practice focuses primarily on immigration law, specifically in the areas of family-sponsored immigration, removal/deportation defense, citizenship, and consular processing. Ms. McGuire also practices family law in regards to its intersection with immigration law. Ms. McGuire’s experience in the field of immigration law has allowed her to be a frequent speaker on the topic for the Colorado Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, and Jefferson County Small Business Resource Center. Ms. McGuire also worked as an extern for the Immigration Court, U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a past chair of the Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has served as national chair of the New Member’s Division for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Carlina Tapia-Ruano has been concentrating her practice in the field of immigration law for more than three decades. She has handled a wide range of immigration issues based on family and employment, and has extensive experience in litigation related to immigration. Ms. Tapia-Ruano was president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), a national bar association of more than 14,000 lawyers and law professors. She was the first Hispanic elected to this position. Ms. Tapia-Ruano has served as liaison on several committees with the federal government. She has served as President of AILA Chicago Chapter, as a former President of the Immigration Law Section of the Chicago Bar Association, a former Board Member of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, and a former member of the City of Chicago Immigration Advisory Board. She was also a Commissioner on the ABA Immigration Commission, and has been a member of the Advisory Committee of the Presidential Commission on the Rights and Responsibilities of Hispanics of the ABA. She was recently appointed by the Illinois State Senators, to serve on the Senate Selection Committee for Judicial, US Attorney, and US Marshall Nominations. She was an adjunct professor of immigration law at the IIT-Chicago Kent Law School, and at the De Paul University School of Law in Chicago. Ms. Tapia-Ruano has testified before the US Congress about the USA PATRIOT Act and is a frequent lecturer on immigration laws to attorneys across the United States. Since she is bilingual, she appears frequently in Spanish-language television programs and other means of communication. She holds an AV rating (very high to pre-eminent) by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and appears in the Woodward/White's Best Lawyers in America, and has been repeatedly named a "Super Lawyer" in Illinois, by the Leading Lawyers Network. In 2004, she received an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from Wesleyan University in Illinois, where she received her BA, alma cum laude. She obtained her J.D. from the De Paul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Tapia-Ruano is a US citizen, who emigrated to the United States from Cuba.
Carolyn S. Goldfarb, New York, NY
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The I-751 Petitions: How to Handle Delays and Changes in Circumstances audio seminar takes place Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at the times noted below:
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