Expansion of the I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver - Recording (.MP3)

Expansion of the I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver - Recording (.MP3)

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Late-Breaking Seminar

Recorded 08/17/2016
CLE Eligible No
Length 90 min.
Format Audio Seminar (MP3)
SKU AS2016-08-17-DL
On July 29, 2016, DHS published a final rule expanding eligibility for provisional unlawful presence waivers to all individuals who are statutorily eligible for an unlawful presence waiver and who can establish extreme hardship to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) spouse or parent. In addition, the rule implements several changes to the existing provisional waiver rules that will affect how you present your cases to USCIS and prepare your client for the consular interview. Join our panel of experts for a detailed discussion of the final rule and guidance for incorporating the new changes into your practice so you can be prepared when the rule takes effect on August 29, 2016.

Featured Topics

  • A Comparison of the 2013 Rule and the 2016 Rule
    • Who Is Eligible for a Provisional Waiver?
    • The Elimination of the Date Restrictions
    • The Elimination of the “Reason to Believe” Rule
    • Applicants with Final Orders of Removal
    • Clarification on the Reinstatement Bar
  • Building a Successful I-601A Waiver Application in Light of the New Rules
  • Preparing Your Client for the Immigrant Visa Interview

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Due to the late-breaking nature of the program and jurisdictional requirements, CLE credit is not available for this seminar.


Annaluisa Padilla (DL), AILA President-Elect, La Habra, CA

Annaluisa Padilla practices complex family immigration and removal defense and is a seasoned family law practitioner in La Habra, CA. She is a past AILA Southern California Chapter Chair, and has served on various national AILA liaison and issue committees. She is also a past chair and current Board of Trustees member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's (LACBA) Immigration Section, and served as treasurer of the Mexican American Bar Association Board. Ms. Padilla frequently presents locally and throughout the United States on immigration law and its complex interplay with family law. She has also presented on the legal implications of DACA, humanitarian forms of relief such as asylum and VAWA, and strategies for successfully educating the family bar on SIJS. She was named "Super Lawyer" six years in a row: 2011-2016. Ms. Padilla is a regular legal commentator on the Spanish newscast, "Primera Edición," for Univision, and a frequent blogger on immigration and family law issues.

Jason C. Mills, AILA Texas Chapter Chair, Fort Worth, TX

Jason C. Mills is board certified in immigration and nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and practices in Fort Worth, TX. His office specializes in all areas of immigration and nationality law, including removal defense, nonimmigrant visas, business immigration, consular processing, and federal court practice. He attended Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and Cambridge Law School in England. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. He is a former editor of the Texas Wesleyan Law Review, past president of the Texas Wesleyan School of Law Alumni Board, president-elect of the Texas Aggie Bar Association, chair of AILA's Texas Chapter, and past chair of the AILA NBC Liaison Committee.

Laurel Scott, Philadelphia, PA

Laurel Scott is the founding attorney at Scott and Associates. She received a B.A. from Simon's Rock College, a Master's Degree from Duke University, and a law degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where she completed the Temple University Immigration Law Clinical. She spent a year studying at the Queen's University of Belfast and completed an internship at the European Parliament. She worked on her first waiver of inadmissibility in 2003, and quickly realized that waivers were an ideal niche for her new firm. Over the years, she emerged as one of the nation's leading experts in this type of case, publishing numerous articles on the subject, and speaking at many events for immigration lawyers. She is located in Philadelphia, PA, and licensed in Texas.

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.