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180 Days and Counting: Adjustment of Status and Permanent AC21 Portability

March 18, 2021
Web Seminar

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Presented 3/18/2021
2:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2021-03-18

This intermediate panel will address the practical and legal challenges practitioners encounter when advising foreign national and employer clients on the application of I-140 permanent portability under AC21 §106(c). The October 2020 advancement of priority dates, particularly for EB-3 India and the resulting volume of I-485 filings in that category, as well as downgrades from EB-2 India, make the prospect of lengthy adjudication highly likely for the foreseeable future. The panelists will cover the relevant legal provisions and guidance, as well as tips on effectively using I-140 portability.

Featured Topics

  • Legal Requirements for Permanent Portability
    • Risks for Porting While I-140 Is Still Pending
  • Timing, Procedures, and Exceptions to Filing Form I-485 Supplement J
  • Tips on Determining When a New Job Is “Same or Similar” Under AC21 §106(c)
    • Relevance of SOC Codes and Required Education, Training, and Skills
  • Obligations of the New Employer Hiring Pursuant to Permanent Portability

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Angelica Grado-Wright (DL), Houston, TX

Michael Nowlan, Business Immigration Response Team Vice Chair, Detroit, MI

Michael Nowlan is a Member and Immigration Practice Group Co-Leader with Clark Hill PLC in Detroit. Mr. Nowlan is currently the Vice Chair of the AILA Business Immigration Response Team. He has served as the Chair of the AILA Business Committee (2011-2014), Vice Chair of the AILA Nebraska Service Center Liaison Committee (2010–11); member of the AILA Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee (2009–10); and was the Michigan AILA Chapter Chair (2007–09).

Sheetal A. Patel, Edison, NJ

Sheetal A. Patel is a partner with the law firm of Pasricha & Patel, LLC. She has extensive experience in employment-based immigration and represents clients in areas which include information technology, healthcare, hospitality, finance, among others. She also holds experience with entertainment visas, waiver cases and family- based immigration. Her clients include a broad range of small and medium corporate clients and individuals across industries Sheetal received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law (1999).

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 180 Days and Counting: Adjustment of Status and Permanent AC21 Portability web seminar takes place Thursday, March 18, 2021, 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 March 17, 2021.

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