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Defying Non-Reviewability: How to Proceed After a Consular Denial

November 12, 2020
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Presented 11/12/2020
2:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2020-11-12

Consular practice strikes fear in the hearts of many practitioners due to the non-reviewability of consular decisions. But are consular denials truly final? What can be done if your client is refused a visa by the consulate? Our panel of experts will discuss what options and tools practitioners can use to overcome consular denials and visa refusals due to public charge, smuggling, unlawful presence, alleged misrepresentations, and other issues.

Featured Topics

  • Engaging the Post After a Denial or Visa Refusal: Communicating with the Consulate
  • Practical Tips for Visa Refusals or Waiver Revocations Due to Public Charge, Smuggling, Unlawful Presence, Alleged Misrepresentations, and Other Common Grounds
  • How to Effectively Utilize LegalNet, the Public Inquiries Office, and the AILA DOS Liaison Committee
  • Challenging the Doctrine of Consular Non-Reviewability
  • Seeking Congressional Assistance
  • Bringing a Mandamus Action Against the Consulate

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Daniel J. Parisi (DL), AILA DOS Liaison Committee, London, UK

Daniel J. Parisi is a Partner in Tocci, Lee, Brill & Parisi in London, UK. He is a past Chair of the AILA Department of State Liaison Committee and is currently serving as a committee member. He is the Vice-Chair of the AILA RDC-EMEA Chapter and regular speaker as AILA events on issues of consular practice and waivers of inadmissibility. He earned his J.D. from New York Law School (2003) and is admitted in New York.

Thomas K. Ragland, AILA Federal Court Litigation Section Steering Committee, Washington, DC

Thomas K. Ragland is the member in charge of the Washington, D.C. office of Clark Hill PLC and is a member in the firm’s immigration practice group. His practice focuses on federal court litigation, removal defense, immigration consequences of criminal activity, complex consular and naturalization issues, asylum, INTERPOL Red Notices, and defense against Terrorism- and Security-Related bars to admission. Thomas received the 2013 Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He is a member of AILA's Federal Court Litigation Section Steering Committee, author of the chapter on Immigration in the Leading Treatise Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, 4th ed. (Thomson West 2016), and a member of the Editorial Board of AILA’s Law Journal. Thomas is a frequent writer and speaker on immigration issues.

Spojmie Ahmady Nasiri, Pleasanton, CA

Spojmie Ahmady Nasiri is principal attorney at the Law Office of Spojmie Nasiri, PC. Mrs. Nasiri received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis and her Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University, School of Law. Mrs. Nasiri has been a member of the California State Bar since 2006 and is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for Northern California. In addition to English, Mrs. Nasiri is fluent in Pashto and Dari.

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 Defying Non-Reviewability: How to Proceed After a Consular Denial web seminar takes place Thursday, November 12, 2020, 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 November 11, 2020.

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