Hot Topics and Updates from the Annual Conference Open Forums

Hot Topics and Updates from the Annual Conference Open Forums

Hot Topics and Updates from the Annual Conference Open Forums - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 6/28/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

During this seminar, AILA liaison committee leaders will review the key takeaways from the 2022 AILA Annual Conference Government Open Forums. They will delve deeper into the information gained and explore what it means for immigration practices.

Featured Topics:

  • Hot Topics and Takeaways for Each Agency
  • Litigation and Regulation Updates
  • Executive Action Updates
  • Legislation Update: Prospects for Progress

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Sui Chung (DL), AILA EOIR/ICE Joint Liaison Committee Chair, Miami, FL

Sui Chung is an attorney with Immigration Law & Litigation Group based in Miami, Florida. She serves as Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA National) Executive Office for Immigration Review/Immigration and Customs Enforcement Joint Liaison Committee and is a past president of the AILA South Florida Chapter. Ms. Chung is treasurer of the board of the American Immigration Council, vice president of the board of Catholic Legal Services, and serves on the boards of Immigrants’ List PAC/Immigrants’ List Civic Action. She is also a member of the Florida Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is the 2019 recipient of the inaugural AILA National Diversity & Inclusion Award and was previously honored by AILA National with the Michael Maggio Pro Bono Service Award. Highlights of her practice have included co-representing the lead Florida case addressing immigrants’ right to effective representation in criminal proceedings, as well as representing Enrique from the award-winning novel, Enrique’s Journey. She began her career at the Board of Immigration Appeals through the United States Department of Justice Attorney General Honors Program, after receiving a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, and Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees from Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Ramon E. Curiel, AILA CBP Liaison Committee Chair, San Antonio, TX

Ramon E. Curiel is a partner at Oliva, Saks, Garcia & Curiel, L.L.P. in San Antonio, Texas, and has practiced immigration law for more than 20 years. He received his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law and an LL.M. in International Law from St. Mary’s University. He has served as the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) Liaison for the San Antonio District Office of USCIS for eight years. He is currently the Vice Chair of the AILA National CBP Liaison Committee, and the local CBP Liaison for San Antonio. He is a past-chair of the International Law Section of the San Antonio Bar Association. He also served as a member of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the Supreme Court of Texas in San Antonio. He practices exclusively immigration law focused on business related cases with an emphasis on professionals, entrepreneurs and investors.

Vincent W. Lau, AILA DOL Liaison Committee Chair, Boston, MA

Vince (Managing Partner at Clark Lau LLC) counsels employers and employees on a range of temporary and permanent immigration options. His clients include professionals, employers, investors, institutions, entrepreneurs, and families. Vince enjoys taking complex immigration concepts and breaking them down into tangible and comprehensible ideas. It is with this same spirit that he speaks regularly at immigration conferences across the country and has developed a business immigration law curriculum for New England Law Boston. Vince has been named among "The Best Lawyers in America" since 2010.

Robin D. O’Donoghue, AILA USCIS HQ (Benefits Policy) Liaison Committee Chair, Cambridge, MA

Robin Dana O'Donoghue has maintained a business and family immigration practice in Cambridge, MA, since 1997. Robin served on the Executive Board of AILA’s New England Chapter from 2004 to 2010, as Chapter Chair from 2008 to 2009. Since 2009, Robin has served on AILA's Annual Conference Program committee (as Conference Chair in 2013) and on the Business Immigration Committee. Robin currently serves on the Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee. Robin frequently publishes and presents on immigration matters for AILA and other bar associations, CLE organizations, colleges and universities, and business and community groups. Robin graduated from Boston University School of Law, cum laude, in 1991. Robin also holds a B.S. in Journalism and a B.A. in Psychology from Syracuse University.

Sandra Sheridan Reguerin, AILA DOS Liaison Committee Chair, Phoenix, AZ

Sandra Sheridan Reguerin has practiced business immigration law exclusively since 1996. She has extensive experience in the J-1 area including IGA, no objection and physician waivers, Exchange Visitor program designation applications, and 16 years as an Alternate Responsible Officer for a variety of corporate Exchange Visitor programs. Sandra orchestrates large-scale moves of temporary assignees for multinational companies with an emphasis on L-1 visa usage. She has represented individual and corporate clients before numerous U.S. consular posts around the world and before the State Department. She currently serves as Chair of the AILA DOS Liaison Committee for which she previously served as Vice Chair and WRD liaison. She penned AILA’s monthly "Check-in With Charlie" column for over six years prior to its suspension in August 2020. Sandra sits on her firm’s Executive Committee. She speaks English and Spanish.

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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