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BIA Precedent Decisions: Searching Aladdin’s Cave

May 6, 2020
Video Roundtable

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Presented 5/6/2020
2:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible No
Length 60 min.
Format Video Roundtable
SKU RT2020-05-06A

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Discussion Topics

  • Useful Decisions That You've Probably Never Heard of
    • Matter of Peterson: The Housekeeper Who Qualified as a Wife
    • Matter of Bauer: When Children Do Not Depart the U.S.—Even Though Their Bodies Do
    • Matter of Hosseinpour: When Filing for an NIV is Not Inconsistent with Immigrant Intent
  • How Pre-1996 Concepts Can Help Your Case
    • Entry as an Important Concept: Exclusion vs. Deportation—Now Applicable to Unlawful Presence Determinations
    • Legitimate vs. Illegitimate: Decisions on Specific Jurisdictions
  • Using BIA Cases to Force the Government to Approve Your Case
    • USCIS Proceedings: BIA Decisions are Binding, Absent Circuit Court Determinations
    • IJs Cannot Ignore BIA Decisions
  • Using the BIA Subject Matter Index
    • How Cases Were Organized Until Recently
    • Remember There Are Multiple Indexes
    • Don’t Forget to Shepardize—Fastcase Can Do It
    • Be Prepared for the Government’s Arguments

Discussion Leaders:

  • Kathy Mautino, San Diego, CA
  • TBD

The speaker's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided in the written materials are based on the speaker's experiences and current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and the speaker's experiences may differ from your own.
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