Advanced Issues in Family Consular Processing-Recording (.MP3)

Advanced Issues in Family Consular Processing-Recording (.MP3)

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Recording Date 03/22/16
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3 / PDF
SKU AS2016-03-22-DL

You have assisted your client with all aspects of the immigrant visa process, from the I-130 to the DS-260. Now, the beneficiary is looking forward to an interview at the U.S. consulate. What other hurdles will you and your client experience? The panelists will discuss some of the issues that arise towards the end of the family immigrant visa consular process.

Featured Topics

  • Medical Issues: Controlled Substances, DUI, Alcoholism
  • Bar Issues: The Three-Year, Ten-Year, and Permanent Bars
  • Discovery of Past Visa Fraud
  • Revocation of the I-130 Petition
  • Inadequate Understanding and Application of the CSPA
  • Administrative Processing Delays (Security Clearances)

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Carol L. Edward (DL), Seattle, WA
Carol L. Edward, principal of the Law Offices of Carol L. Edward & Associates, P.S., has provided legal services in U.S. immigration and citizenship related matters since 1984. She is herself the daughter of immigrants and holds dual citizenship with the United States and Canada. Ms. Edward is engaged in a wide variety of immigration cases ranging from business related matters to family, asylum, and deportation and removal. She received her J.D. cum laude from Seattle University and her bachelor's degree in Business from the University of California, Davis. Ms. Edward has a number of published cases within the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has the highest possible ratings with peer and professional organizations:,,, and Outside of her practice, Ms. Edward previously served as the chair of the AILA Washington State Chapter, teaches and participates in continuing legal educational programs on various immigration topics, and is actively involved in non-profit organizations supporting immigrants' rights, including the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, OneAmerica, the ACLU, and the National Immigration Project.

Russell Abrutyn, Troy, MI
Russell Abrutyn practices immigration law at Marshal E. Hyman & Associates in Troy, MI. Mr. Abrutyn received from AILA the 2011 Mentor Award, a 2014 President's Commendation, and-along with the Amicus Committee—the 2010 Litigation Award. He serves on the AILA Amicus Committee (and was the chair from 2013-2015), USCIS HQ Liaison Committee, and Message Center Moderators Committee. He chairs the AILA Michigan Chapter's EOIR committee. He is a regular speaker at national, regional, and local conferences. Russell is licensed to practice in Michigan, Washington state, and multiple federal courts. He graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.

Raed Gonzalez, Houston, TX
Raed Gonzalez, J.D., LL.M., is chairman of Gonzalez Olivieri LLC in Houston and is an accomplished litigator and avid Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) advocate. He is admitted to the First, Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth circuit courts of appeals, the Southern District of Texas, the Supreme Courts of Texas and Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been an active member of numerous AILA committees, including grassroots lobbying and EOIR. His published precedent decisions in the Fifth Circuit include Manuel Flores Ledezma v. Gonzalez, 415 F.3d 375, 380 (5th Cir. 2005), Perez-Pimentel v. Mukasey, 530 F.3d 321 (5th Cir. 2008), McCarthy v. Mukasey, 555 F.3d 459, 462 (5th Cir. 2009); and before the U.S. Supreme Court, Dada v. Mukasey, 554 U.S. 1 (2008), Alexis v. Holder, No. 09-955, (unpublished) (June 21, 2010), and most recently his third cert grant Mata v. Lynch 576 U.S. ___ (2015).

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