To K or Not to K: Problems and Pitfalls with the K-1 Visa - Recording (.MP3)

To K or Not to K: Problems and Pitfalls with the K-1 Visa - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded On 08/11/2016
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Audio Seminar (.MP3)
SKU AS2016-08-11-DL

Immigration practitioners have a love-hate relationship with the K-1/K-2 visa. Our panelists will discuss how to determine when the K-1/K-2 visa is appropriate and common issues that arise during K-1 adjudications.

Featured Topics

  • The K-1 Visa Versus an Immigrant Visa or Adjustment of Status
  • Waivers of the Beneficiary's Inadmissibility
  • K-2 Visa for Step-Children
  • Time/Numerical Bars for the Petitioner
  • Petitioner's Criminal History and Disclosure to the Beneficiary
  • Adam Walsh Act Issues
  • Consular Issues

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Kathryn R. Weber (DL), Chicago, IL

Kathryn R. Weber is an attorney at Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. in Chicago, IL, and has been practicing immigration law since 2004. She holds a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. Ms. Weber practices in the areas of family-based immigration, waivers, religious workers, naturalization, removal defense, asylum, VAWA/U visas, and immigration litigation and appeals. She served on the Executive Board of the AILA Chicago Chapter between 2010 and 2015, and has chaired and served on numerous AILA Chicago Chapter and AILA National committees.

Gloria Roa Bodin, Coral Gables, FL

Gloria Roa Bodin is the president and managing attorney of the Law Offices of Gloria Roa Bodin, P.A. Ms. Bodin is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, from which she received her Bachelor of Arts in linguistics and, in 1976, her J.D. from UCLA’s School of Law. Ms. Bodin has practiced immigration and nationality law since 1978, and is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar and AILA. Her area of expertise includes visas for extraordinary ability individuals, particularly professionals with advanced degrees and internationally acclaimed artists. She has served on the Board of Directors of the AILA South Florida Chapter and has lectured extensively as an authority on U.S. immigration and nationality law, on both radio and television. She also has written two books on the subject, Immigration Law for Paralegals and Learn Immigration in 24 Hours.

Rita Provatas, New London, CT

Rita Provatas is a partner in the New London, CT firm, Provatas and McNamara, LLC, a firm focusing on immigration, employment, and general civil and corporate litigation matters. Ms. Provatas’ primary areas of practice are immigration and nationality matters. She is an active member of the AILA Connecticut Chapter and served as its chair from 2011 to 2013. Rita lectures and writes for seminars and books, including AILA-sponsored publications and programs. She is listed in “Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals,” and is a graduate of Bates College and the University of Bridgeport School of Law.

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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