Public Charge Practicalities for Employment-Based Cases

Public Charge Practicalities for Employment-Based Cases

Public Charge Practicalities for Employment-Based Cases - Recording (CLE Included)
Presented 9/24/2020
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2020-09-24-DL

Now that the Public Charge rule has been in force for several months, our panel of experts will address its aftermath in the business immigration context. The instructions for Form I-944 created a lot of questions on how to complete it and what documentation is actually required. Our panelists will address what questions remain, as well as how USCIS is adjudicating cases. Finally, they will highlight the trends that have developed since the rule's implementation.

Featured Topics

  • Common Issues That Occur in Preparing the Form I-944 and Supporting Documentation
  • How Is USCIS Applying the Totality of the Circumstances?
  • DOS’s Use of the Public Charge Questionnaire (DS-5540)
  • Privacy Concerns Regarding Public Charge Issues in the Nonimmigrant Context
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Public Charge for Employment-Based Cases


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About the Faculty

Tiffany Martinez (DL), AILA NMD Steering Committee Chair, San Francisco, CA
Tiffany Martinez is a Senior Associate in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman and Leiden LLP. She provides strategic counsel to clients of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 500 multinational corporations, on all aspects of U.S. immigration. Tiffany is a recognized national expert on a wide range of employment-based and family-based matters, including nonimmigrant visa matters, immigrant visa matters, and related matters. On numerous occasions, she has composed articles, edited publications, and served as a speaker for American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) on the local and national levels, as noted below. In addition, Tiffany currently serves in key leadership roles within the immigration field. She is USCIS Nebraska Service Center liaison for AILA National and is on the Executive Board for AILA NorCal. She also serves on the Board of Governors for AILA National as the Chair of the New Members Division (NMD) Steering Committee.

Charles H. Kuck, AILA Past President, Atlanta, GA
Charles H. Kuck is the Managing Attorney at Kuck Baxter Immigration in Atlanta, Georgia. Chuck served as the National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association from 2008-2009. He also served as President of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers from 2010-2014 and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Emory Law School. He was named one of the top 5 immigration attorneys in the world by Chambers & Partners again in 2018, the “Best Lawyer-Immigration” in Georgia by Best Lawyers in 2018 and was previously named one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend magazine. He has practiced immigration law for 30 years, has spoken to numerous legal and business conferences on all types of immigration-related topics, has testified in Congress on various aspects of Immigration Law and Immigration Reform, is frequently quoted in the national press, and appears regularly on national and local television and cable news outlets. Chuck enjoys spending his free time with his gorgeous bride traveling, playing golf, or thinking of new ways to sue DHS.

Matthew Kriezelman, Chicago, IL
Matthew Kriezelman is a member at Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC. He regularly practices immigration law before USCIS, DHS, immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, federal district courts and courts of appeals, traveling around the country to do so. Matthew has extensive experience in the area of family– and employment-based visa petitions, immigration waivers, and naturalization applications. Matthew currently serves as a co-chair of the AILA USCIS District Director Committee. In the past, he has served on various other committees for the AILA Chicago Chapter. He also has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Nayef A. Mubarak, Orlando, FL
Nayef A. Mubarak is the founding partner of Mubarak Law. He is currently serving as the Orlando Regional Vice Chair for AILA Central Florida, he served in the same capacity in 2019 as well. Nayef is currently the Chair of the Immigration and Nationality Committee for the Orange County Bar Association. Mubarak Law is full-service immigration law firm; the firm also handles personal injury and estate planning. Prior to enrolling in law school, Mr. Mubarak spent time working as a mutual fund accountant with the Bank of New York. Attorney Mubarak was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2010.

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.