Latest CBP Trends Across the Country: Preparing Clients for Admission - Recording (.MP3)

Latest CBP Trends Across the Country: Preparing Clients for Admission - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 3/14/2019
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2019-03-14-DL

Find out the latest local U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) practices from throughout the United States. Hear from experts on best practices for communicating with CBP, where local policy stands, and practical tips for U.S. entry.

Featured Topics

  • Can You Communicate with CBP to Discuss a Particular Applicant for Admission?
  • May an Attorney Make an In-Person Appearance in the Inspection Area?
  • Your Client Loses His or Her Admission Document While Traveling Abroad: Will CBP Admit Them? Is a Waiver and Fee Required?
  • Best Practices for Applicants Wishing to Apply for Admission Under Less Common Visa Types—e.g., B-2 Domestic Partners
  • What Types of Errors Will Deferred Inspection Correct? What Is the Most Effective Means of Communication—e.g., In-Person Visit, Phone, Fax, Email, etc.?

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Michelle L. Lazerow (DL), 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).

Alexis S. Axelrad, AILA CBP Liaison Committee Chair, New York, NY
Alexis S. Axelrad is a partner in the firm of Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP in New York City. She is an elected director on AILA’s Board of Governors and is former chair of the VSC and SCOPS committee and former vice chair and long-time member of AILA National’s USCIS HQ Committee. Ms. Axelrad is the current Emeritus Chair of NY’s CBP committee and Vice-Chair of AILA National’s CBP Committee. She is a frequent writer for periodicals and speaker on immigration and nationality law and is honored to be a source of information and guidance for her colleagues in and outside of the immigration bar. Ms. Axelrad maintains a busy corporate and family-based immigration practice with a particular emphasis on interaction with the various offices of DHS (CBP, USCIS, ICE, EOIR) and the U.S. Department of State.

David Strashnoy, Los Angeles, CA
David Strashnoy is an immigration attorney with Stone Grzegorek Gonzalez LLP in Los Angeles, CA and a former consular officer. David spent nearly 10 years serving with the U.S. Department of State in Latin America, Europe, Russia, and Washington, D.C. As a former Consular Officer, he has been able to successfully resolve difficult consular processing cases for his clients. He has broad immigration expertise developed through years of experience managing overseas consular operations and adjudicating all classes of non-immigrant and immigrant visas, as well as representing clients in a wide variety of visa categories.

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.