Waivers of the Joint Filing Requirement in I-751 Cases - Recording (.MP3)

Waivers of the Joint Filing Requirement in I-751 Cases - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 08/29/2017
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2017-08-29-DL

The joint-filing waiver in I-751 removal of conditions cases can be a very effective solution for clients when relationships fall apart and joint filing is not possible. Our panel of seasoned practitioners will discuss the different types of I-751 waivers, and offer tips on how to use each waiver for your client’s benefit.

Featured Topics

  • Timing and Termination of Conditional Residence: When to File the I-751 Waiver, and Choosing the Appropriate Waiver
  • Divorce and Abuse Waivers: Proving Bona Fides When Your Client's Spouse Is Not in the Picture
  • The Extreme Hardship Waiver: When Your Client Does Not Have Enough Bona Fide Marriage Evidence
  • Seeking Review of the USCIS Denial of an I-751 Waiver Petition in Removal Proceedings: Burden of Proof and Other Issues in Waiver Cases
  • Readjustments of Conditional Residents: Current Policies and Latest Updates from USCIS


Raymond R. Bolourtchi is a principal of Cofman & Bolourtchi LLC, a boutique immigration firm in St. Louis, Missouri, and practices exclusively in criminal and family immigration, deportation/removal defense, criminal defense of foreign nationals, and federal immigration litigation. Raymond is a member of the 2017-2018 AILA Annual Conference Fundamental Tracks Committee, and served on the AILA National ICE liaison committee from 2015-2017, and on the AILA Federal Litigation Section, ICE National Committee, and Removal and Deportation Committee, Distance Learning Committee, Annual Conference Committee, and Students and Scholars Committee. Raymond is the immediate past chair of the AILA MO-KAN Chapter, and an active member of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. He is a frequent speaker at AILA National, chapter conferences, and CLE programs throughout the United States, and regularly appears as an expert witness in many civil and criminal cases regarding immigration issues. Raymond speaks French, Spanish, Catalan, Farsi and Italian.

Luis Alemany is the founder and principal of The Alemany Law Firm. His practice focuses on immigration, with some criminal defense, and personal injury. He graduated from Georgia State University School of Law in 2006, where he founded and was president of the Hispanic Student Bar Association and the Immigration Law Society. Prior to attending law school, Luis graduated with a B.S. in Business from Marquette University in 1998, and then worked in the foreign exchange markets for 5 years. He is a native of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and is fluent in English and Spanish. He is currently a member of the State Bar of Georgia and AILA.

Rebecca Kitson holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and obtained her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law. In May of 2012, Rebecca established her own firm, where she practices the spectrum of immigration law, including humanitarian relief, employment-based and family-based immigration, and removal defense. Since the fall of 2009, Rebecca has taught immigration law and related courses as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She has served as an AILA presenter at the state and national level, and contributed to AILA's Consular Processing Guide. She also served as New Mexico's AILA-USCIS Liaison, and currently sits on the Donations Committee. Rebecca advises on the immigration-related consequences of crime, and co-authored a manual for the Law Office of the Public Defender on the consequences of New Mexico criminal statutes.

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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