How to Unstick Your Stuck Consular Processing Case-Downloadable Recording

How to Unstick Your Stuck Consular Processing Case-Downloadable Recording

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Recording Date 11/24/15
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Audio Seminar
SKU AS2015-11-24-DL

What can you do when your client gets snagged in the "administrative processing" net? Although your options may be limited, understanding the process and agencies involved can help you anticipate possible triggers and manage client expectations. Our panel of experts discusses the basics of administrative processing and offers practical tips.

Featured Topics

  • What Is “Administrative Processing” and the Regulatory Authority That Governs It?
  • What Are the Triggers? Database Hits, Technology Alert List, Fraud Prevention Unit Investigations, and Administrative Error
  • Where Is It Stuck? Consulate, USCIS, FBI, Another Agency, Elsewhere
  • How Can You Prod It Loose? Visa Office Inquiries, Congressional Offices, Litigation, Writs of Mandamus, and Other Options

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Robert G. Heiserman (dl), Denver, CO
Robert G. Heiserman was an adjunct professor of law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He practices only in the field of immigration law. Successful clients of his firm include corporate, professional, medical, scientific, engineering, professional and amateur sports organizations as well as theater and the arts. Bob was the founder of the Colorado chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and later served on its national Board of Governors. He was also chair of AILA's national Professional Ethics and Grievances Committee for 9 years. He presented papers and led discussions on professional responsibility and immigration law before civic and professional groups, trade associations, and government agencies both in and outside the United States. Bob has directed his own practice since 1972.

Lynn Marie Lee, AILA USCIS International Operations Liaison Committee Vice Chair, Springfield, VA
Lynn M. Lee is a Partner at BSIS (By Sea Immigration Services) and focuses her practice on both corporate and family immigration matters. In particular, Ms. Lee possesses a special interest in consular issues for immigrant visa (IV) and nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applicants worldwide, including IV petitions filed abroad, waivers and complex liaison issues. Ms. Lee currently serves as Chair of the Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) chapter of AILA, as well as Vice Chair of the USCIS International Operations Committee and member of the CIS Ombudsman Committee for AILA National. Ms. Lee graduated magna cum laude from Bridgewater College in 1999 and from University of Maryland School of Law in 2003..

Avi Friedman, Santa Monica, CA
Avi Friedman, a senior attorney with Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP in Santa Monica, CA, was named the 2014 Los Angeles Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News-Best Lawyers®. Mr. Friedman is serving his fourth term on the AILA Department of State Liaison Committee and his eleventh term as the Consular Affairs Liaison for the AILA Southern California Chapter. He has authored numerous articles for AILA and is also a frequent speaker on consular/visa issues and waivers. Mr. Friedman assists applicants with visa applications at U.S. consular posts worldwide.

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