Advanced DACA Issues: What You Need to Know in 2022

Advanced DACA Issues: What You Need to Know in 2022

Advanced DACA Issues: What You Need to Know in 2022 - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 5/12/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

As immigration attorneys continue to renew Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications in the face of continued litigation challenges, tricky and unfamiliar issues may surface. Knowing how to screen your clients for these issues is key to ensure a continued DACA consideration. The panelists on this advanced seminar will discuss difficult DACA issues and how to tackle them.

Featured Topics:

  • Creative Adjustment Solutions for DACA Recipients, Including Advance Parole
  • Consular Processing for Non-Immediate Relatives That Have DACA
  • Does a Removal Order Prevent DACA Approval?
  • What If My Client Departed After Turning 16 Years Old?
  • Obtaining and Maintaining DACA Approval Before 18 Years of Age and Unlawful Presence
  • How to Address Criminal Convictions

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Ana Maria P. Schwartz (DL), Houston, TX

Ana Maria Schwartz practices family-based immigration law as the owner of Schwartz Immigration Law, PLLC, with offices in Houston and Austin, Texas. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, she regularly presents at AILA conferences, taking pride in mentoring and educating lawyers. She focuses on keeping families together using every legal tool at her disposal. 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.

Thomas E. Fulghum, Durham, NC

Thomas E. Fulghum is certified as a specialist in immigration law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the North Carolina State Bar. He is the former chair of the North Carolina Immigration Specialty Committee and the current chair of the Unauthorized Practice Committee of the AILA Carolinas Chapter. Mr. Fulghum received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law (1998).

Rina M. Gandhi, Fairfax, VA

Rina Gandhi is a partner at Murray Osorio PLLC. She specializes in immigrant and nonimmigrant waivers for unlawful presence, fraud, and crimes. Rina serves as the co-chair for AILA-DC's Advocacy Committee. She received her J.D. from William and Mary in 2014.

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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