Solutions for “Stuck” Employment-Based Cases

Solutions for “Stuck” Employment-Based Cases

Solutions for “Stuck” Employment-Based Cases - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 9/2/2021
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

The last few years have brought about no shortage of delays and stubborn cases, causing a paradigm shift in the notion of what is considered “normal processing.” The experts on this panel will discuss where delays are happening in many cases, what is causing them, and strategies to employ to move these cases along. They will focus on the current situations at national service centers, local USCIS field offices, the National Visa Center (NVC), and U.S. consulates, and advise on best practices for bringing about effective and efficient solutions for “unsticking” stuck cases.

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Avram E. Morell (DL), AILA DOS Liaison Committee, New York, NY
Avram E. Morell is a partner in Pryor Cashman’s Immigration Group. He advises businesses and individuals on an array of immigration matters, including visas, work authorization, and permanent residence, as well as I-9 compliance and the implications of workforce changes on immigration status. Avram lectures regularly on immigration law, and he is the author of articles in state-wide, national, and international publications. Avi has served on several national and chapter committees for AILA.

Amber L. Weeks, AILA USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee, Albuquerque, NM
Amber L. Weeks is a Partner at Vrapi Weeks. Ms. Weeks is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and regularly presents and publishes at both the national and local levels. Ms. Weeks is a member of the AILA USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee and the AILA USCIS liaison for New Mexico. She previously served as Co-Chair of the AILA Distance Learning Committee and the AILA ICE Liaison for New Mexico.

Adam J. Rosen, Owings Mills, MD
Adam Rosen is an Assistant Managing Attorney with Murthy Law Firm. He has spoken and written on employment-based immigration and his practice includes motions, appeals, and litigation.  Mr. Rosen received his JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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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