Legal Trends in Consular Adjudications: Updates to the Foreign Affairs Manual

Legal Trends in Consular Adjudications: Updates to the Foreign Affairs Manual

Legal Trends in Consular Adjudications: Updates to the Foreign Affairs Manual - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 10/26/2021
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

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important changes to the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) over the past year to highlight policies that have either been repealed/replaced by the new administration or those that were under threat by the previous administration but currently remain in effect.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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Liam Schwartz (DL), AILA DOS Liaison Committee, Tel Aviv, Israel
Liam Schwartz heads the Corporate Immigration Practice at Goldfarb Seligman Law Offices in Tel Aviv, Israel. He practices both U.S. and Israeli corporate immigration law. Liam is a member of the AILA DOS Liaison Committee. Based in Israel, Liam is admitted to the bars of New York, New Jersey, and Israel.

Fuji Whittenburg, AILA DOS Liaison Committee Vice Chair, Calabasas, CA
Fuji Whittenburg counsels on visa and green card options for both individual and corporate clients involved in a wide range of industries including arts, entertainment, new media, as well as start-up businesses in the field of technology. She has more than a decade of immigration law experience working at top immigration law firms and serving in various leadership positions on behalf of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Fuji also has extensive experience with strategizing immigration options for athletes, artists, business professionals, entertainers, entrepreneurs, multinational executives, specialty occupation workers, as well as university professors and researchers.

David Strashnoy, West Hollywood, CA
David Strashnoy is the Founder and Managing Attorney of David Strashnoy Law, PC, and a former Consular Officer with the U.S. Department of State. David specializes in successfully resolving the most difficult consular processing matters across all visa categories for his clients. David also has substantial expertise in developing and implementing immigration strategies on behalf of foreign entrepreneurs seeking to start businesses in the United States.

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