Green Card Renewals, Corrections, and the Phasing Out of InfoPass - Recording (.MP3)

Green Card Renewals, Corrections, and the Phasing Out of InfoPass - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 4/18/2019
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2019-04-18-DL

As our clients experience more complications and delays when renewing their green cards, practitioners must be equipped to provide practical solutions to complex problems. Our expert panelists will discuss how to correct DHS errors on green cards, and address issues of expired or soon-to-expire green cards while a client is filing for naturalization.

They also will advise on best practices for assisting clients in obtaining I-551 stamps as temporary proof of status at InfoPass appointments and in jurisdictions where InfoPass appointments have been eliminated.

Featured Topics

  • How to Correct Common DHS Errors on Green Cards: Incorrect Name, Date of Birth, Validity Period, and Other Errors
  • Successfully Obtaining an I-551 Stamp at a Field Office During an InfoPass Appointment
  • How to Obtain an I-551 Stamp from Field Offices Where InfoPass Appointments Have Been Replaced with the Information Services Modernization Program
  • Expiring Green Cards and Filing for Naturalization: Addressing the Issues

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James W. Austin is a partner in the immigration law firm of Austin & Ferguson, LLC, in Kansas City, Missouri, handling the immigration needs of clients in employment, family and the humanitarian fields. Mr. Austin has been actively involved with AILA for twenty-five years and chairs the National Benefits Center Liaison Committee, the Potomac Service Center Liaison and also serves on the Service Center Operations (SCOPS) liaison and Paralegals Online Course committees. Previously, he chaired the USCIS Ombudsman Liaison Committee and numerous other AILA national liaison committees, conference committees, task forces and Board of Governors working groups. Mr. Austin is an AILA Mentor in several categories, a regular speaker at AILA conferences and has participated in several AILA podcasts and QuickTakes. Additionally, Mr. Austin held the position of Adjunct Professor in Immigration Law for sixteen years at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and is a past recipient of AILA’s Excellence in Teaching Immigration Law Award.

Stacy Shore joined the Ombudsman’s Office in April 2011 as a Lead Immigration Analyst to assist the Deputy Director with operational issues. Ms. Shore most recently managed the permanent labor certification program (PERM) at the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification. Prior to joining DOL, Ms. Shore practiced immigration law for approximately ten years and is the former Chair of the Washington, DC Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers.

Tzu-Kai Lo concentrates his immigration law practice on employment-based immigration matters. He represents a diverse base of clients across a variety of industries, including sole proprietorships, start-ups, small to medium-size enterprises, multinational companies, publicly traded companies, public school districts, higher education institutions, think tanks and nonprofit organizations. His practice encompasses nonimmigrant visas (e.g., B-1, E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1 and TN), PERM labor certifications, immigrant visas, citizenship and I-9 compliance. He assists clients with high-volume nonimmigrant visa filings, complex L Blanket, L-1A and L-1B petitions, PERM filing and audits and BALCA appeals. He also has counseled corporate clients on establishing corporate immigration policies and handbooks inclusive of immigration-related legal and LGBT issues. Kai serves as a pro bono attorney for eligible DACA applicants for the National Immigrant Justice Center and the Resurrection Projects, and participates in naturalization workshops. He also has served as a pro bono attorney at the Immigration Clinic of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. Kai speaks, reads and writes English, Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.

George Lester has 25 years’ experience practicing in the field of U.S. immigration and nationality law. He advises diverse U.S. and multinational companies seeking to hire foreign professionals, scientists, business persons and artists and represents them in all procedures to obtain temporary or permanent immigration status before relevant U.S. government agencies. In addition to providing immigration representation and account management services to corporate clients, George has extensive experience advising companies on immigration-related compliance, including representing clients in government investigations, and in assisting clients in Congressional advocacy for H-1B and H-2B visa programs.

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