“B-2 or Not B-2: That Is the Question for Your Client's Betrothed!” - Recording (.MP3)

“B-2 or Not B-2: That Is the Question for Your Client's Betrothed!” - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 3/19/2019
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2019-03-19-DL

Your client has fallen in love and is betrothed to a noncitizen who wants to live in the United States permanently. But what if your client does not want to wait out the long K-1 and IR-1 application processing times? Is the B-2 an alternative? Our panel of experts will address whether the B-2 is a viable option in light of DOS’s “90-day rule,” and advise on how that decision could impact your client’s betrothed after entry into the United States.

Featured Topics

  • The “90-Day Rule” for the Presumption of Misrepresentation: DOS Interpretation and USCIS Guidance
  • What Is “Preconceived Intent,” and How Could a B-2 Nonimmigrant Trigger a Finding of Inadmissibility Under INA §212(a)(6)(C)(i)?
  • If Your Client Marries More Than 90 Days After Entry into the United States, Is the Noncitizen’s Current and Future Status Secure?
  • Ethical Constraints When Advising Clients Whether the B-2 Is a Viable Option for Their Betrothed: Best Practices
  • The Pros and Cons of Pursuing the K-1 Fiancé Visa, IR-1 Immediate Relative Petition, or K-3 Spousal Visa Instead of the B-2

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Ana Maria Perez Schwartz (DL), Houston, TX
Ana Maria Schwartz earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Bryn Mawr College and Juris Doctorate from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. She began her solo immigration law practice, Law Offices of Ana Maria Schwartz, with locations in Houston and Austin, Texas, over 10 years ago. The firm focuses on keeping families together through the use of every legal tool at her disposal. Ms. Schwartz takes pride in mentoring aspiring lawyers, allowing them hands on experience in the field of immigration law, and also volunteers at neighborhood Naturalization clinics. She regularly presents on AILA conferences and is admitted to practice law in Texas.

David R. Fullmer, Santa Monica, CA
David R. Fullmer has practiced immigration law for more than 20 years. He represents organizations and individuals relating to their visa, permanent residence and global mobility needs. He also represents and advises companies on worksite compliance issues. He is a partner at Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP in Santa Monica, California. He is a frequent speaker on immigration law and procedure before bar associations, business associations and community groups.

Lalita Haran, Carmel, IN
Lalita Haran is a solo practitioner in Carmel, Indiana and has been practising immigration law exclusively for 17 yrs. She has been a lawyer for 31 yrs. licensed in India. An Immigrant herself she developed her law practice and works on business, employment and family based immigration, consular practice and crimmigration with some removal defense work. She is passionate about community education on immigration and has addressed community groups and Indiana State Bar Association’s continuing legal education session on immigration.

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