Navigating Jurisdictional Waters for Arriving Aliens in Uncertain Times

Navigating Jurisdictional Waters for Arriving Aliens in Uncertain Times

Navigating Jurisdictional Waters for Arriving Aliens in Uncertain Times - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 2/4/2021
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

The panelists will take a look at the concept of "arriving alien," and discuss who the category covers and does not cover. Learn how to determine which agency maintains jurisdiction over adjustment of status for arriving aliens in removal proceedings and with outstanding removal orders. Panelists also will provide an update on the ever-shifting landscape of adjustment of status for TPS holders who travel abroad with advance parole under INA §244(f)(3).

Featured Topics:

  • Determining Who Is and Who Is Not an "Arriving Alien"
  • Strategies for Arriving Aliens in Removal Proceedings: Bond Eligibility, Deficient NTAs, and Outstanding Removal Orders
  • Jurisdiction Over Adjustment of Status of "Arriving Aliens"
  • Understanding Parole: Advance Parole, Conditional Parole, and More
  • Unique Challenges for TPS Holders Who Travel with Advance Parole Issued Pursuant to INA §244(f)(3)

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Deifilia Maria Diaz (DL), Cinncinati, OH
Deifilia Maria Diaz defines herself as a holistic transmuter and creative problem solver. She empowers herself by radically transforming the most vicious, dark and negative acts infringed upon a human being into the deepest sense of joy, peace, freedom, health, fulfillment, and happiness. Dey, as she prefers to be called, achieves this revolutionary change within her clients’ life as she represents immigrant victims of violent crimes, minors who have been neglected, abandoned, or abused, refugees, and asylees.

Arturo Angel Burga, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Arturo Angel Burga is a past Media Liaison of the AILA Southern California Chapter and a member of AILA since 2011. Mr. Burga’s practice focuses in Crimmigration helping the immigrant community avoid and prevent deportation.

George Rodriguez, Dallas, TX
George Rodriguez is the managing partner and co-founder of Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. He has a B.A. from The University of Notre Dame and earned his J.D. from Southern Methodist University. He has been rated by his peers as an AV-Preeminent attorney for his ethics and legal knowledge. He has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Texas for 2014 and 10-Best Immigration Attorneys 2017-2021. His firm has a Tier 1 Best Law Firms in America rating by US News & World Report for 2013 - 2021. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has served as the AILA Dallas ICE liaison since 2008. George has been a featured speaker on the topic of immigration law for the University of Texas, Catholic Charities, the State Bar of Texas, and AILA.

Laura Ferner, Springdale, AR
Laura Ferner is a partner with Crouch, Harwell, Fryar and Ferner PLLC in Springdale, Arkansas. She represents clients in complex immigration cases. Ms. Ferner currently serves as the Secretary of the local AILA MidSouth Chapter and has long been active in the association on a local level.

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