The July 2018 RFE and NOID Guidance: How to Avoid Case Denials in 2019 - Recording (.MP3)

The July 2018 RFE and NOID Guidance: How to Avoid Case Denials in 2019 - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 1/15/2019
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2019-01-15-DL

On July 13, 2018, USCIS issued new guidance indicating that adjudicators have full discretion to deny applications, petitions, and requests without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE), Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID), or other notice to the applicant regarding the need for additional evidence. Our panel of experts will address how the new guidance has been applied by adjudicators and offer best practices for preparing cases in order to avoid summary denials.

Featured Topics

  • Submitting Specific Evidence at Filing to Avoid Summary Denials
  • I-130 Petitions and Adjustment of Status Applications
  • Humanitarian Cases, Including U Visas, VAWA Petitions, T Visas, and Asylum
  • Waivers
  • How Is USCIS Responding to Supplemented Documentation After Filing?
  • Checklists and Review Systems for Filing Complete Packets: Best Practices

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Rebecca Kitson (DL), Albuquerque, NM
Rebecca Kitson has been practicing Immigration Law for over a decade. In May of 2012, Rebecca established her own firm practicing humanitarian relief, employment-based and family-based immigration and removal defense. Since 2009, Rebecca has taught Immigration Law courses as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She has recently been elected as Secretary of the AILA TX-NM-OK chapter, frequently serves as an AILA presenter, and contributed to two editions of AILA’s Consular Processing Guide. She has served as the New Mexico’s AILA-USCIS Liaison, and currently sits on the Donations Committee for her chapter.

David J. Long, Jamestown, NC
David J. Long is a partner with Long & Chang LLP. He has been a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Immigration Law since 2004. He has been practicing immigration law since 1998. Since June 2017, David has served as the Chairperson of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Field Operations Liaison Committee. He previously was a member of AILA’s USCIS Field Operations National Benefits Center (NBC) Liaison Subcommittee. He is a past Chair of the AILA Carolinas Chapter (2012-2014) and is a past Chair of the North Carolina State Bar Immigration Law Specialization Committee. David received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.

Elizabeth Murrar, Milwaukee, WI
Elizabeth S. Murrar has been an immigration attorney since 2010. She is a managing partner at Murrar, Oulahan, Rivas & Hochstatter, LLC. She is the former Chapter Chair for the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (2017-2018). Attorney Murrar handles a wide range of immigration cases with a special focus on working with victims of crime and other humanitarian cases. She is fluent in Spanish.

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