The Trump administration has systematically sought to deconstruct systems for deferred action, parole, and parole-in-place. Our panel of experts addresses the current state of deferred action and parole requests, and how to prepare clients for possible changes in the future.
- How Is USCIS Handling Non-Military Deferred Action Requests?
- Best Practices and Litigation Strategies: Responding to Increasing Wait Times for U Visa Deferred Action
- What Is the Outlook for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and What Are Best Practices for Renewals?
- What Is the Status of Military Parole-in-Place, and What Should Attorneys Do Now to Prepare for Possible Changes?
- Current Policy and Best Practices: Parole Requests for Humanitarian Reasons or Wait-Listed U Visa Applicants
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Margaret D. Stock (DL), AILA Author, Immigration Law & the Military, 2nd Ed., Anchorage, AK
Margaret D. Stock, Lieutenant Colonel (retired), is the managing attorney at the Anchorage office of Cascadia Cross Border Law Group LLC, where she devotes her practice to immigration and citizenship matters. Ms. Stock developed and implemented the Department of Defense’s recruiting program, Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI). In 2008, she earned the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Pro Bono Award for founding the AILA Military Assistance Program (AILA MAP). She was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2013 for her work related to immigration and national security issues. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, and the Army War College. Ms. Stock has been a member of the Alaska Bar Association since 1993.
Win Eaton, Bakersfield, CA
Win Eaton is the founding attorney of Eaton & Associates, a law firm committed to the practice of protecting employer rights and the rights of immigrant and non-immigrant workers and investors. He is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Eaton leads the firm's business immigration group. His practice focuses on Employment, Business and Investment immigration including EB5, Immigrant Worker Petitions, H1B, EB1, EB2, EB3, Labor Certifications, Permanent Resident Applications, as well as Petitions for Non-Immigrant Workers and E2 Investor visas. He also works in the area of Citizenship and Family Immigration, including removal defense, consular processing, immigration court, and federal appeals. In addition to the firms immigration focus, Mr. Eaton practices in the area of business entity structuring as well as advising companies on I-9 compliance and many other legal matters.
Ana Maria Perez Schwartz, Houston, TX
Ana Maria Perez Schwartz is the daughter of immigrants from Chile and most of her family still resides there. She has traveled, lived, studied and volunteered on five continents. Prior to focusing on immigration issues, Ms. Schwartz worked in the fields of criminal law, software licensing, and small business law. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania where she majored in Political Science and minored in Spanish. During her time at Bryn Mawr College, she volunteered with Spanish-speaking communities in Philadelphia and brought United Nations officials to the College to speak on various international matters. Ms. Schwartz furthered her education at the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, where she earned a Juris Doctorate in 2003. During law school, Ms. Schwartz spent a summer studying international law in Rome, Italy. She also served as Vice President of the Law School's Student Bar Association and Vice-President of the Latin American Law School Association. In addition, she was awarded a Hispanic Bar Association as well as a S.P.A.C.E. scholarship for her contributions to the community. 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.