Border Apprehensions: An Overview of Consequences and Strategies - Recording (.MP3)

Border Apprehensions: An Overview of Consequences and Strategies - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded On 07/21/2016
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Audio Seminar (.MP3)
SKU AS2016-07-21-DL

Your client's history of contact with DHS at the border can be difficult to analyze, especially when he or she does not fully understand specific immigration terminology and procedures. Border apprehensions can have long-term effects on the availability of immigration benefits before USCIS and relief from removal before EOIR. Our panelists will discuss successful strategies for finding out what happened to your client at the border and how to deal with sticky border issues.

Featured Topics

  • Effectively Questioning Your Client
  • Using FOIA and FBI Background Requests to Investigate
  • Distinctions Between Voluntary Return, Voluntary Departure, Withdrawal of Application for Admission, and Expedited Removal
  • Legal Consequences of Border Apprehensions
  • Strategies for Future Benefits and Relief in Removal Proceedings

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Jodi Goodwin (DL), Harlingen, TX
Jodi Goodwin practices immigration law in the trenches on the border in Harlingen, Texas. Since 1995, she has represented thousands of asylum seekers, economic migrants, long-term permanent residents, businesses, families, and United States citizens in removal proceedings. Ms. Goodwin also represents immigrants in federal court in both criminal and civil proceedings. She attended the University of Texas and St. Mary's University. Ms. Goodwin believes the heart and soul of every lawyer should be deeply grounded in truth and a search for justice. She enjoys teaching, especially new practitioners, and devoting her time to community and pro bono projects. She has many accolades, including Texas Super Lawyer and Best Lawyers in America and Texas Lawyer's Top Notch Immigration Lawyer. One of her most coveted achievements was being awarded the Arthur C. Helton Award for Advancing Human Rights in 2007.

Anna M. Hysell, Escondido, CA
Anna M. Hysell is the founding and managing attorney of North County Immigration located in San Diego, California, where she specializes in complex U.S. immigration matters for individuals, investors, and employers. She is also the founding and managing attorney of Hysell & Asociados in Tijuana, Mexico, a firm that specializes in Mexican Consulate matters. Ms. Hysell graduated in 2002 from the University of Wisconsin as a member of the prestigious Attorney General Honors Program where she represented the Department of Justice, and then the Department of Homeland Security in San Francisco, California.

Kurt R. Saccone, Buffalo, NY
Kurt R. Saccone graduated from Rutgers College (B.A., 1989) and The Catholic University of America (J.D., 1993). Kurt is now working at Saccone and Dobosiewicz LLP in Buffalo, NY. Mr. Saccone is a member of AILA and the Bar Association of Erie County (New York).

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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