USCIS and Notices to Appear: What You Need to Know - Recording (.MP3)

USCIS and Notices to Appear: What You Need to Know - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 08/08/2017
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2017-08-08-DL

USCIS is authorized to issue Notices to Appear (NTAs) under INA §§103(a), 239(a) and 8 CFR §§2.1, 239.1. Join our experts as they discuss the use of this authority by USCIS, including: the agency’s past practice of issuing NTAs to most unsuccessful applicants for USCIS benefits, the post-2011 policy regarding NTAs, and what the future may hold.

Featured Topics

  • USCIS Policy Memorandum (Nov. 7, 2011): Referral of Cases and Issuances of NTAs
  • NTA Issuance Required by Statute or Regulation
  • Fraud Cases with a Statement of Findings Substantiating Fraud
  • Cases Involving Criminal Activity: Egregious and Non-Egregious Public Safety Issues
  • Advocating for Your Client Regarding NTA Issuance


Michele N. Carney (DL), Seattle, WA
Michele N. Carney is a partner at Carney & Marchi, PS in Seattle, Washington. Michele has represented a wide range of immigration cases – from business clients to removal defense. She currently serves as chair of the Washington State Bar Disciplinary Board, Washington Supreme Court Practice of Law Board, and is the past chapter chair for AILA, Washington State. Ms. Carney has recently been appointed as an alternate to the Washington State Bar Association, Committee on Professional Ethics for 2017-18. She has also previously served on the AILA National Ethics Committee. In February 2016, Michele joined a team of Washington attorneys and other CARA volunteers and assisted Central American women and children detained in Dilley, TX.

Linda Kenepaske, New York, NY
Linda Kenepaske has been practicing all aspects of immigration law in New York City for more than twenty years. She is very active in AILA, and also previously served as Chair of the Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She is currently on the board of the Immigration Section of the Federal Bar Association. Ms. Kenepaske is "AV" rated and has been selected as a "New York Super Lawyer" since 2009.

Alexander McShiras, Aurora, CO
Alexander McShiras is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He earned his undergraduate degree in international studies and Hispanic studies from Boston College, and he has a Master’s of Arts degree in international relations from Marquette University. Mr. McShiras is licensed to practice law in Colorado and has worked on matters before USCIS, the immigration court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, Colorado district courts, the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. McShiras is an active member of AILA, and he has served on several AILA Colorado Chapter committees: the Asylum Liaison Committee, the USCIS Liaison Committee, and the New Members Division Committee.

The speaker's/author’s views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author’s experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.

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