DACA and TPS Under Attack: Using Employment-Based Strategies to Obtain a More Secure Status - Recording (.MP3)

DACA and TPS Under Attack: Using Employment-Based Strategies to Obtain a More Secure Status - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 9/25/2020
2:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible No
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2020-09-25-DL

In the wake of the Trump administration’s attempts to restrict and rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for certain designated countries, it is important to examine possible family– and employment-based pathways to remain in the United States. The panelists will focus on how to help employers evaluate and develop strategies to sponsor foreign national employees who have a non-traditional status and/or other immigration issues. They also will provide an overview of waivers of inadmissibility that might be available to the foreign national.

Featured Topics

  • Current Status of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) Under DACA, TPS, Deferred Action, Asylum, and Other EADs
  • Dual Representation and Working with the Employee’s Personal Attorney
  • Evaluating the Feasibility and Logistics of Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Options
  • Identifying Grounds and Waivers of Inadmissibility in the Employment-Based Context
  • Evaluating Eligibility for Adjustment of Status or Consular Processing


Camiel Becker, Oakland, CA

Camiel Becker, is a founding partner at Becker & Lee LLP. He has found creative solutions to help TPS beneficiaries and DACA recipients obtain employment-based green cards. He has also helped clients obtain non-immigrant visas at consulates using 212(d)3 waivers to overcome the ten-year unlawful presence bar and other grounds of inadmissibility. He strongly believes that in order to competently represent clients, all immigration lawyers must fully understand employment-based immigration.

John C. Lemacks II, Los Angeles, CA

John C. Lemacks II is a partner at Tafapolsky Smith Mehlman in Los Angeles. He is certified as a specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. John focuses primarily on employment-based immigration matters and handles many of the firm’s pro-bono DACA, SIJS, U-visa and Asylum cases.

Jennifer L. West, Richmond, VA

Jennifer L. West is a member at Roth Jackson. She serves on her local AILA-USCIS liaison committee and has served on AILA conference planning committees at the chapter and national level. While her practice focuses on employment-based immigration, she has significant experience in family-based immigration and waivers of inadmissibility, as well as DACA and TPS. Ms. West received her J.D. from the University of North Carolina's School of Law (2002).

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.

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