Revisiting the Child Status Protection Act - Recording (.MP3)

Revisiting the Child Status Protection Act - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 5/2/2019
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2019-05-02-DL

With visa retrogression on the rise in categories that, historically, have been current, it’s time to think about the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) and how it can work for (or possibly against) your client. The panelists will discuss the various aspects of the CSPA, including calculating the CSPA age, reviewing what actions “stop” the clock, and brainstorming strategic ways the CSPA can work to your client’s advantage.

Featured Topics

  • Brief History of CSPA
  • Review of Key Provisions and How They Impact Long-Pending Green Card Applications
  • CSPA Age Calculation: Multiple Factors to Consider
  • What Actions Stop the Clock?
  • Strategic Considerations for Protecting Your Clients

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Charles Wheeler (DL), AILA Author, Affidavits of Support: A Practitioner's Guide/AILA’s Focus on the Child Status Protection Act, 2nd Ed., Oakland, CA, is the director of the Training and Legal Support section of Catholic Legal immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). He has been specializing in immigration law and immigrants' rights issues for 40 years. He is the author of several books and articles on family-based immigration. Prior to working at CLINIC he directed the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland School of Law.

Ari J. Sauer, Memphis, TN, has been practicing immigration law for the past 15 years, with a focus on family and employment based immigration and naturalization law. He practices in Memphis, TN, with the Siskind Susser immigration law firm. Ari served on the AILA Board of Governors from 2011 to 2017. Ari is a Past Chapter Chair of the AILA Midsouth Chapter. You can contact Ari at

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