Considerations for I-601A Waivers and I-212

Considerations for I-601A Waivers and I-212

Considerations for I-601A Waivers and I-212 - Recording (CLE Included)
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Recorded 11/16/2021
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Streaming
SKU WS2021-11-16-DL

When your client has both a removal order and unlawful presence, you will need to file both an I-212 and an I-601A before the client can consular process. The faculty on this intermediate panel will discuss analyzing the big picture and deciding when this “bundle” is the best option for your client. The panel will also feature more complex issues surrounding I-212/I-601As, such as the bar for failing to appear, what evidence works best, and when this waiver duo is not the best option.

Featured Topics:

  • Strategic and Practical Considerations: When to File, When to Defer, and Motions to Reopen vs. I-212/I-601A
  • Considering the Bar for Failure to Appear After an In Absentia Order
  • How Does Travel on Advance Parole Fit into the Equation?
  • Procedure and Timeline of How to File
  • Weaving the Hardship Narrative Without Witnesses
  • Must You Have a Psychological Evaluation?

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About the Faculty

Megan Brewer (DL), Pasadena, CA
Megan Brewer is a staff attorney at the Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin. Before joining the Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin, Ms. Brewer served as an Asylum Officer with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Anaheim, CA, where she adjudicated Asylum and NACARA applications and interviewed applicants for Credible Fear and Reasonable Fear. Ms. Brewer is a 2009 graduate of the UCLA School of Law with an emphasis in Critical Race Studies.

Danielle L. C. Beach-Oswald, Washington, DC
Ms. Danielle Beach-Oswald, JD is President and Managing Partner at Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates. She has used her 25 years of experience in immigration law to help individuals immigrate to the United States for humanitarian reasons. Ms. Beach-Oswald has represented clients from over eighty countries. With her extensive experience in family-based and employment-based immigration law, she not only assists her clients in obtaining a better standard of living in the United States; she also helps employers obtain professional visas and petition for family members. Ms. Beach-Oswald is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and Maryland, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Maryland, and five of the U.S. Circuit Courts.

Jason Mills, Fort Worth, TX
Jason Mills is board certified in immigration and nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and started his practice in Fort Worth, Texas. His office specializes in all areas of immigration and nationality law. He attended Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and Cambridge Law School in England. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. He is a past chair of the AILA Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico Chapter and a past chair of the NBC liaison committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He currently serves on the Department of State Committee for AILA.

Julia Mercedes Riggs, Vancouver, WA
Mercedes Riggs has been practicing immigration law for ten years. She currently serves as co-chair of the AILA Washington chapter’s Advocacy/Congressional committee and volunteers with the Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program. She received her J.D. from Santa Clara University and has a Bachelors of science in engineering from Stanford.

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.