2019 DACA Update: Where Are We Now and What Can We Expect? - Recording (.MP3)

2019 DACA Update: Where Are We Now and What Can We Expect? - Recording (.MP3)

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Special Recording Price for Members: $59
Recorded 7/18/2019
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2019-07-18-DL

Another year has gone by and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is still in flux, leaving many clients asking whether anything can be done to help them stay protected. During this seminar, our panelists will discuss the current state of DACA, pending legislation to help DACA recipients, and other immigration options that may be available for those in DACA status. Listen in for all the ways you can help your DACA clients!

Featured Topics

  • The Current State of DACA: Who Is Currently Eligible to File, and When Is the Best Time to File DACA Renewals?
  • Legislative Update: Proposals to Protect Dreamers
  • Status of Federal Court Litigation on DACA Termination
  • Screening DACA Clients for Other Forms of Relief, Including Employment-Based, Family, and Humanitarian Visas
  • Best Practices for DACA Recipients Seeking Alternative Relief with an Outstanding Order of Removal

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Ana Maria Perez Schwartz (DL) is the daughter of immigrants from Chile and most of her family still resides there. She has traveled, lived, studied and volunteered on five continents. Prior to focusing on immigration issues, Ms. Schwartz worked in the fields of criminal law, software licensing, and small business law. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania where she majored in Political Science and minored in Spanish. During her time at Bryn Mawr College, she volunteered with Spanish-speaking communities in Philadelphia and brought United Nations officials to the College to speak on various international matters. Ms. Schwartz furthered her education at the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, where she earned a Juris Doctorate in 2003. During law school, Ms. Schwartz spent a summer studying international law in Rome, Italy. She also served as Vice President of the Law School's Student Bar Association and Vice-President of the Latin American Law School Association. In addition, she was awarded a Hispanic Bar Association as well as a S.P.A.C.E. scholarship for her contributions to the community. Ms. Schwartz is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French and Italian.

Brigit G. Alvarez is a Senior Attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Previously, she practiced immigration law at her own firm, the Law Office of Brigit G. Alvarez, for over 10 years. She collaborated in drafting several state laws protecting immigrants, including SB 873 (legal services for unaccompanied minors); SB 674 (guidance for law enforcement for “U” visa certifications); & SB 6 (legal services to immigrants in removal proceedings). She secured a published decision in Rendon v. Holder, 764 F.3d 1077 (9th Cir. 2014). She was also an adjunct professor for the Asylum & Refugee Law Clinic at Pepperdine School of Law with retired immigration judge Hon. Bruce J. Einhorn.

Christy Williams is an attorney with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). She manages the organization’s advocacy on immigration matters at the state and local levels. Williams monitors proposed immigration-related legislation in all 50 states and Washington D.C., and provide legal analysis and support to CLINIC’s network agencies – 375 non-profit organizations in 49 states—that work to respond to proposed laws in their areas. She also leads CLINIC’s national advocacy for state protections for consumers against immigration services fraud, including notario fraud. Prior to joining CLINIC, Williams worked in private practice where she handled affirmative and defensive asylum cases, VAWA petitions, as well as family-based immigration matters. She earned her J.D. at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in Michigan. She is licensed in Michigan and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

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