Aggressive Removal Defense, Part 2: Motions Practice - Recording (.MP3)

Aggressive Removal Defense, Part 2: Motions Practice - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 01/25/2018
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2018-01-25-DL

Filing motions in immigration court is essential in order to successfully litigate removability charges and hold the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to its burden of proof. Our panel of experts will provide practical tips regarding filing pre-trial and post-decision motions in immigration court in order to aggressively litigate removability, suppress evidence, subpoena witnesses, challenge untimely and inadequate DHS responses, and create an exceptional record for appeal.

Featured Topics

  • Filing and Litigating Motions to Suppress in Removal Proceedings
  • Preparing Touhy Requests for Government Witnesses, and Filing Motions to Subpoena Witnesses
  • When DHS Fails to Timely Respond: Filing Motions to Strike and Motions to Deem Unopposed
  • Preparing Motions in Limine, Motions to Terminate, and Other Pre-Trial Motions
  • Filing Motions to Reconsider and Other Post-Decision Motions

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Manuel F. Rios III (DL), Seattle, WA
Manuel “Manny” F. Rios, III, is a partner at Rios & Cruz, PS, in Seattle, Washington, where he has been dedicated to the practice of immigration law, with a focus on removal defense, since 1997. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Rios has been a regular presenter of CLEs at the local and national levels, and the Consultant Attorney on immigration matters for the Mexican Consulate in Washington since 2002. In 2013 the Mexican Government awarded him the Ohtli Award in recognition for the legal assistance he has provided for the Mexican immigrant community in the United States, and in 2015 he was a co-recipient of the Award of Merit from the Washington State Bar Association for his legal work defending the immigrant communities in the State of Washington.

Javier N. Maldonado, AILA Federal Court Litigation Section Steering Committee, San Antonio, TX Javier N. Maldonado, San Antonio, TX, is a lawyer in private practice in San Antonio, Texas who specializes in representing individuals in complex federal and state litigation in the areas of immigration, employment disputes, and civil rights. He attended Columbia University for both undergraduate and law school. Afterwards, he clerked for the Honorable George P. Kazen in Laredo, Texas. Mr. Maldonado was awarded a Skadden Fellowship to work at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and then joined the legal staff at the end of his fellowship. He was subsequently employed as a trial attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and then became the executive director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of Texas, where he litigated several class action and individual civil rights cases on behalf of immigrants. Since March 2006, Mr. Maldonado has been in private practice and regularly presents on civil rights and immigration matters at state and national conferences. He currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.

Patricia M. Corrales, Pasadena, CA
Patricia M. Corrales is an attorney at law, practicing primarily in the field of immigration law, with a focus on criminal immigration defense and citizenship issues. She is a leading expert in questions pertaining to U.S. citizenship — both acquisition and derivation of U.S. citizenship as well as denaturalization or the revocation of U.S. citizenship for those who have procured their citizenship illegally or by misrepresentation. Ms. Corrales was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation and Recognition from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for successful prosecution in the case of U.S. v. Mousavi. She received a Certification of Appreciation from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for successful prosecution in a cybercrime case. The Office of the Principal Legal Advisor presented Ms. Corrales with a Special Achievement Award for contributions made to the ICE in successfully achieving significant mission goals, and a Special Achievement Award for her successful litigation in the case of U.S. v. Ahmadazi. Ms. Corrales has an outstanding reputation that has earned her the respect of judges, prosecutors and her colleagues throughout Southern California. Her dedication to excellence combined with her extensive trial experience and extremely high ethical standards has obtained excellent results for her clients since her departure from ICE.

Ilana Etkin Greenstein, AILA Senior Technical Assistance Attorney, East Boston, MA
Ilana E. Greenstein is the senior technical assistance attorney for the AILA/AIC Immigration Justice Campaign. Prior to coming to work for AILA in September of 2017, Ilana practiced immigration law with a focus on removal defense and appellate litigation for close to twenty years. In that capacity she appeared regularly before the nation’s federal courts, the BIA, the immigration courts and USCIS. Ilana is an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern University School of Law, where she teaches Immigration Law and Practice and Refugee and Asylum Law. She holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, and a B.A. in Spanish and International Studies from Macalester College. She served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (1996-2002 and 2009-2010), as well as on the AILA Amicus Committee and numerous other national and local AILA committees.

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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