Legal Trends in Consular Adjudications: Updates to the Foreign Affairs Manual - Recording(.MP3)

Legal Trends in Consular Adjudications: Updates to the Foreign Affairs Manual - Recording(.MP3)

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Recorded 10/26/2021
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Streaming
SKU WS2021-10-26-DL

Given the focus on the impact of COVID-19 on consular processing over the past year, other Department of State (DOS) policy determinations may have gone unnoticed. These changes, however, are critically important to preparing successful visa applications. The faculty on this intermediate panel will review the most important changes to the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) over the past year to highlight policies that have either been repealed/replaced by the new administration or those that were under threat by the previous administration but currently remain in effect.

Featured Topics

  • General Updates to the FAM and How to Monitor Changes
  • The Current Blanket L Standard of Review
  • The Fate of the B-1 in Lieu of H-1B
  • Changes in the FAM That Affect E-Adjudication
  • The Repeal of Buy American Hire American (BAHA)
  • Public Charge Determinations at Consular Posts

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*Joel H. Paget (DL), Seattle, WA

David Strashnoy, West Hollywood, CA

Liam Schwartz, AILA DOS Liaison Committee, Tel Aviv, Israel

*Fuji Whittenburg, AILA DOS Liaison Committee Vice Chair, Calabasas, CA

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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