Refugees and Asylees: Issues with Adjustment and Naturalization - Recording (.MP3)

Refugees and Asylees: Issues with Adjustment and Naturalization - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 4/13/2017
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2017-04-13-DL

Working with refugees and asylees is rewarding, but not without its challenges, whether you are working with Middle Eastern or Central American clients, or clients from other parts of the world. Our panel of experts will discuss general and region-specific issues. Learn how to address potential pitfalls, overcome obstacles, and help your refugee and asylee clients adjust status or apply for naturalization.

Featured Topics

  • A Case of Stolen Identity: When a Refugee Lies About His or Her Identity
  • When a Refugee Leaves Out Material Information: Pre-Adjustment Versus Post-Adjustment
  • Which Waivers Can Fix Refugee Errors? When Can They Be Used?
  • When a Refugee Wants to Bring Previously Unmentioned Relatives
  • “But, I’m Not a Terrorist!”: Identifying Terrorism-Related Inadmissibility Grounds (TRIG) and Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (CARRP) Cases
  • Coordinating with BIA Representatives and Refugee Agencies

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Amalia Wille (DL), San Francisco, CA
Amalia Wille is an associate at Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP in San Francisco, California. Her practice focuses on removal defense, family-based immigration, motions to reopen and appeals, and asylum, including issues related to the terrorism-related inadmissibility grounds. She currently serves on AILA's Asylum and Refugee Committee and as the ICE liaison for the AILA Northern California Chapter. She is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and Georgetown University.

Nancy Alaine Peterson, St. Paul, MN
Nancy Alaine Peterson is a sole practitioner in St Paul, Minnesota. She has been practicing immigration law for the past 22 years. She represents persons in removal defense cases including appeals, family-based immigration, naturalization, petitions under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U visas and asylum. Nancy has presented at several immigration law seminars over the past fifteen years. She serves as a mentor attorney at Advocates for Human Rights and was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2007. She is admitted to practice law in Minnesota, the US District Court of Minnesota and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is fluent in Spanish.

Christopher Strawn, Seattle, WA
Christopher Strawn is a staff attorney at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and the director of the asylum unit at NWIRP since 2006. He is also currently directing the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law. Previously he was in private practice as an associate at the Seattle law firm of Gibbs Houston Pauw, and was a law clerk for the Honorable Marsha J. Pechman, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington. He graduated from Harvard Law School and has a certificate in refugee studies from the University of Oxford, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

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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