Hot Topics in NIV Consular Processing - Recording (.MP3)

Hot Topics in NIV Consular Processing - Recording (.MP3)

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Presented 11/29/2016
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2016-11-29-DL

Consular officers are given wide latitude of discretion. In addition, the differences among consuls regarding procedures and processes can keep immigration attorneys on their toes. Our panelists will discuss the latest issues facing practitioners and their nonimmigrant clients among the various U.S. consular posts worldwide, including normal processing times for specific visas and posts.

Featured Topics

  • H-1B and Simeio: What Information/Documents Are Consular Officers Requesting from Applicants?
  • Blanket L Processing: Issues with Endorsement of the I-129S Form at Certain Posts
  • Third Country Nationals: Trends Among Posts
  • B-1 Issues: How to Develop a Successful Application and the Latest Updates from the Busiest Posts
  • Administrative Processing: Trends with Certain Job Titles or Domains and Other Triggers
  • Prudential Revocation of Visas for Arrests While in the United States: How Are Consular Posts Handling This Issue?

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Kehrela M. Hodkinson (DL), London, UK
Kehrela M. Hodkinson is the founder of the London-based law firm, Hodkinson Law Group where her practice is limited to U.S. immigration and nationality law with an emphasis on consular processing, applications for nonimmigrant and immigrant waivers of inadmissibility, maintenance and abandonment of permanent resident status, and renunciation of U.S. citizenship. Ms. Hodkinson is a member of AILA and was the interim chair of the Rome District Chapter from 2007–08 and the first chapter chair from 2008–09. She has served on numerous local and national AILA committees, including the DOS Liaison, MAP, Distance Learning, Bylaws, and conference planning committees. She has been consistently recognized in International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers as one of the most highly-regarded immigration lawyers worldwide. Ms. Hodkinson is a frequent speaker at professional conferences regarding U.S. immigration and citizenship issues and is the author of numerous articles, which have appeared in national and international publications.

Avi Friedman, Santa Monica, CA
Avi Friedman is partner at Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP. Mr. Friedman is serving his fifth term on the AILA DOS Liaison Committee (2014–16 and 2007–10) and is also the current AILA Canada Chapter Liaison to the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada. He served 11 terms as the Consular Affairs Liaison for the AILA Southern California Chapter. He has also authored numerous articles for AILA and is a frequent speaker on consular/visa issues and waivers at AILA and NAFSA conferences. Mr. Friedman assists applicants with nonimmigrant visa applications at U.S. consular posts worldwide. He focuses on in-person attorney/client representation at U.S. consular posts in Canada and Mexico. He also handles family-based immigrant petitions, naturalization applications, investor visa applications, and J-1 waivers and immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions for international medical graduate physicians.

Priscilla H. Muhlenkamp, Washington, DC
Priscilla H. Muhlenkamp is a partner with Fragomen’s Washington, D.C. office where she advises multinational corporations on employment-related immigration issues, focusing on strategic immigration planning and regulatory compliance particularly for consulting companies. She currently leads a legal team servicing clients in a wide variety of industries, including information technology, management consulting, energy, non-profit, telecommunications, and consumer goods involving all major employment-based temporary and permanent visa categories. Priscilla also serves on Fragomen’s IT consulting and compliance committees.

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