Developments in Waivers: The I-601A, Removal Proceedings, and Beyond - Recording (.MP3)

Developments in Waivers: The I-601A, Removal Proceedings, and Beyond - Recording (.MP3)

Your Price:
Special Recording Price for Members: $59
Recorded 2/5/2019
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2019-02-05-DL

The practice of preparing and submitting applications for waivers of inadmissibility has never been dull. Recent developments in USCIS practice and case law involving the Attorney General, however, have challenged practitioners in new, often unprecedented ways. As a result, practitioners now must be prepared to deal with revocations of I-601A waivers, client arrests at USCIS interviews, and limits on the authority of judges to administratively close or terminate removal procedures to allow for provisional waiver adjudications. Our panel of experts will discuss the latest trends in waiver adjudications and advise on best practices to prepare for, and respond to, these changes.

Featured Topics

  • Strategies for Pursuing an I-601A Waiver in Removal Proceedings After Matter of Castro-Tum
  • Updates Regarding the I-212 and I-601A Waiver Combination and the Risk of Arrests at USCIS Interviews
  • Expert Tips for Preparing Waiver Packets in Light of the June 2018 RFE and NOID Guidance
  • What's Next? Moving Forward After an I-601A Revocation by the Consulate

AILA has filed for MCLE and specialized credit in appropriate jurisdictions. To receive CLE credit, attorneys must record seminar attendance and the CLE code provided via webCLE. Eligible participants can receive up to 1.8 CLE credit hours.

The OnDemand Recording format does not qualify for CLE credit in the following jurisdictions: AR, MO, PR, and TN.

Please note that your jurisdiction may limit OnDemand credit based on the date of the original presentation. Please view the OnDemand Downloadable Expiration Chart for more details. Your jurisdiction may also limit the amount of distance learning credit you can earn. To view details on your jurisdiction's credit restrictions and CLE requirements, please visit the CLE Center. For more information on specific approvals, e-mail

Terms and Conditions of Use:

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before using this website. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, please do not access or use this site.

AILA presents the information on webCLE as a CLE service to its attorney members and non-member attorneys with valid product proof(s) of purchase. Only attorneys with valid product proof(s) of purchase may access webCLE. Any suspicious or unauthorized activity (including but not limited to: the creation of multiple accounts, download, and distribution of copyrighted material or software from AILA's website, or from other referenced websites) is strictly prohibited. The compilation of all content on this website is the exclusive property of AILA and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

Timeliness of CLE reporting is solely the attorneys' responsibility. AILA makes no guarantees regarding a jurisdiction's final CLE approval(s) or the amount of time it may take a jurisdiction to grant approval(s). As a result, attorneys who are using AILA's CLE products to fulfill an urgent compliance deadline should prepare adequately beforehand, which includes allowing sufficient processing time and checking with their jurisdiction to ensure timely filing before relying on a product to fulfill their CLE obligation. AILA will attempt to provide attorneys with CLE assistance related to AILA products whenever possible. However, AILA makes no warranties (expressed or implied) regarding the timeliness of state bars' CLE approvals, information received from the state bars pertaining to CLE approval, or timeliness of attorneys' CLE reporting as these factors are beyond AILA's control. Thus, AILA assumes no responsibility or subsequent liability over delays or adverse actions that may result in untimely CLE reporting.

If you have any questions about these terms and conditions or webCLE, please contact:


Jason C. Mills (DL), Fort Worth, TX
Jason Mills is board certified in immigration and nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and started his practice in Fort Worth, TX. He attended Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and Cambridge Law School in England. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. He is a former editor of the Texas Wesleyan Law Review, past president of the Texas Wesleyan School of Law Alumni Board, chair elect of the Texas Aggie Bar Association, chair of the AILA Texas Chapter, and past chair of the AILA NBC Committee.

Stephanie Theresa DiPietro, New York, NY
Stephanie DiPietro is the principal attorney with the Law Office of Stephanie DiPietro, P.C. in New York City. Her practice is focused on family-based immigration, waivers, and naturalization. She is a graduate of Syracuse University (2001) and Roger Williams University School of Law (2004). She is a frequent speaker at the AILA Annual Conference, the New York Chapter’s Annual Symposium, CLE classes sponsored by AILA’s New York Chapter, the Practicing Law Institute, and the New York Immigration Coalition. Ms. DiPietro is chair for the AILA New York Chapter and the former co-chair of the AILA New York Chapter’s District Director Committee.

Laura Fernandez, West Milwaukee, WI
Laura Fernandez is a solo practitioner based in Milwaukee, WI. She practices exclusively immigration law, with a focus on family-based and humanitarian relief. Her expertise lies in waivers, inadmissibility, and consular processing, in which she has extensive experience. She serves as a member of the AILA Wisconsin Chapter's Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and is also a local AILA Pro Bono volunteer. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2010.

Laurel Scott, Hillsborough, NH
Laurel Scott received a B.A. from Simon's Rock College, a Master's Degree from Duke University, and a law degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where she completed the Temple University Immigration Law Clinical. She spent a year studying at the Queen's University of Belfast and completed an internship at the European Parliament. She started work on her first waiver of inadmissibility in 2003, and quickly realized that waivers were an ideal niche for her new firm. Over the years, she emerged as one of the nation's leading experts in this type of case, publishing numerous articles on the subject and speaking at many events for immigration lawyers. Ms. Scott is licensed in Texas and New Hampshire.

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.