After TPS Ends: Strategies to Keep Beneficiaries in the United States
January 14, 2020
2:00 PM (ET)
While Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is set to end for several nationalities and federal court litigation is ongoing, many clients are wondering what their status will be and whether they are eligible to change, extend, or adjust to another nonimmigrant status or to permanent residence. Our panel of experts will help navigate through the sea of possibilities and challenges for TPS beneficiaries, including complexities such as travel and re-entry with advance parole, final orders of removal, and administratively closed removal proceedings.
- After TPS Ends, What Is My Client’s Status?
- What Options Are Available for TPS Clients Who Have a Final Order of Removal?
- How Does Re-Entry on Advance Parole Affect a TPS Beneficiary’s Ability to Adjust Status Under INA §245(a), Limitations on Adjustment of Status Under INA §245(c) and INA §245(k), and Jurisdiction If the Client Is in Administratively Closed Removal Proceedings?
- Can My TPS Client File for Asylum? What About the One-Year Rule?
- How Can I Help My Client Change to a New Status or Extend a Previously Held Nonimmigrant Visa Status?
Camiel Becker (DL), Oakland, CA
Camiel Becker, is a managing partner at Becker & Lee LLP in Oakland, California and is certified as a specialist in immigration and nationality law in California. He has a removal defense and immigration litigation background and represents a number of companies and individuals in the employment-based immigration context. Due to his cross-over background in removal defense and employment-based immigration, he speaks regularly on employment-based options for TPS and DACA beneficiaries. Mr. Becker successfully represented a DACA recipient who obtained advance parole and consular processed an approved I-140 petition without an I-601 waiver despite having over a year of unlawful presence. In addition, he represented Maria Mendoza-Sanchez, an oncology nurse who was deported under Trump Administration policies and subsequently returned to the US after obtaining an H-1B visa and 212d(3) waiver. He currently represents a number of TPS beneficiaries who at various stages of applying for Adjustment of Status based on skilled worker I-140 petitions relying on Ramirez v. Brown, 852 F.3d 954 (9th Cir. 2017).
Philip Hornik, Portland, OR
Philip Hornik is a graduate of Puget Sound School of Law (now known as Seattle University). He has practiced immigration law in Portland, Oregon, since 1977, and has had a solo law practice since 1980. He is a frequent speaker at regional and national American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) seminars, and is the current update editor of the Thomson Reuters' treatises Immigration Law and Defense, and Immigration Law and the Family which are publications of the National Immigration Project. He was awarded the the Oregon AILA Chapter's 2006 Gerald H. Robinson Excellence in Immigration Advocacy Award.
Elina Magaly Santana, Miami, FL
Elina M. Santana is Co-founder of Santana Rodriguez Law, P.A. in Miami, Florida. She focuses her immigration practice on Family and Marriage-based Residency, Naturalization, Removal Defense, and Waivers. Elina is the first Vice-President of the AILA South Florida Chapter. She earned her JD from Boston University School of Law and her BA from New York University with high honors. She is a Spanish speaker and was raised in Miami by a proud Cuban-American immigrant family.
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