Accidental Adjustments: How to Handle Wrongly Issued Status - Recording (.MP3)

Accidental Adjustments: How to Handle Wrongly Issued Status - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 12/11/2018
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2018-12-11-DL

To err is human, as we know, and USCIS staff certainly is not exempt from this. For example: a client, intending no fraud or deceit, may be unaware of his or her ineligibility for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status when applying for adjustment, but USCIS unwittingly grants it anyway. Years often pass before anyone notices this “accidental adjustment,” by which point the client may no longer qualify for this status. How can you help your client in these instances? Our panel of experts will discuss the typical scenarios leading to such discoveries and address the potential remedies available.

Featured Topics

  • What to Do When Your Client Suspects (or Knows) His or Her Green Card Was Issued in Error
  • Typical Circumstances That Lead to a Discovery of Wrongfully Granted LPR Status
  • When Can USCIS Commence Rescission Proceedings?
  • How to Get an NTA Issued When Your Client Wants to Go into Removal Proceedings to Correct the Error
  • Remedies for When the Government Refuses to Place Your Client into Removal Proceedings


Maurice H. Goldman (DL), Tucson, AZ
Maurice H. Goldman works in Tucson, Arizona at Goldman & Goldman, P.C. He holds a J.D./M.B.A. from Hofstra University. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in journalism. His law practice is focused only on immigration-related matters including employment-based, family-based, asylum, removal defense and other humanitarian-based immigration issues. Mr. Goldman has served on multiple national American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) committees. He previously served as the AILA Arizona chapter chair. He was previously a trustee to the American Immigration Council (AIC) and sat on the boards of the ASISTA, Border Action Network and Immigrants List.

Michelle L. Lazerow, Rockville, MD
Michelle L. Lazerow has been practicing Immigration law in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for more than 20 years, specializing primarily in the areas of business, family immigration and naturalization. She has served on a variety of liaison committees of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, on both the local and national levels. Ms. Lazerow has served on numerous conference committees through the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where she served as conference chair, conference co-chair, and conference committee member. Ms. Lazerow has also been a speaker on many conference panels nationwide and abroad. She served 6 years on the Board of the American Immigration Law Foundation and for the 13 years, chaired the Immigrant Achievement Awards in Washington, D.C. where each year several outstanding immigrants to the United States were honored. Ms. Lazerow graduated from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (Master of Comparative Law).

Arturo R. Rios, St. Petersburg, FL
Arturo R. (“Art”) Rios obtained his J.D. at Stetson University College of Law, and LL.M. in Trial Advocacy at Temple University. Mr. Rios’ practice, based in St. Petersburg, FL, is solely focused on deportation defense and immigration litigation in federal courts. Mr. Rios has served on the Board of AILA for the past several years. Mr. Rios has written many articles in the field of immigration litigation, and is a well-known national speaker in the subject of deportation defense and immigration litigation. Mr. Rios also is an adjunct professor at Stetson Law, where he teaches Immigration Litigation and Advocacy. Married with two daughters, Mr. Rios enjoys spending all of his free time with his family.

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.