The Child Status Protection Act: Strategies for Keeping the Family Intact

The Child Status Protection Act: Strategies for Keeping the Family Intact

The Child Status Protection Act: Strategies for Keeping the Family Intact - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 8/16/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

During this era of lengthy green card backlogs, many clients are concerned about their children “aging out” before applications for permanent residency are complete. Panelists on this beginner seminar will present a basic overview of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA), and they will discuss how it can effectively “freeze” a child’s age, providing an opportunity to keep immigrant families intact despite significant wait times.

Featured Topics:

  • What Is the Definition of a Child (According to the CSPA)?
  • To Whom Does the CSPA Apply?
  • Analyzing and Calculating “CSPA Age”
  • Strategies to Ensure Maximum Benefit of CSPA (e.g., Premium Processing, Adjustment of Status vs. Consular Processing, Downgrading, Upgrading, Interfiling)

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Michael E. Piston (DL), Troy, MI 

Michael E. Piston is the senior partner of Piston & Carpenter PC in Troy, Michigan, Transnational Legal Services P.C. and Immigration Law Office of Los Angeles, P.C. each firm of multiple lawyers practicing exclusively in U.S. immigration law. He also works in New York as counsel to Allen E. Kaye & Associates, focusing primarily on Federal litigation, particularly under the Administrative Procedure Act.

Kathrin S. Mautino, San Diego, CA

Kathrin S. Mautino is certified as a specialist in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, one of fewer than 200 attorneys in the state presently designated. A cum laude graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, Ms. Mautino is the managing partner of Kathrin S. Mautino APLC, a San Diego firm. Ms. Mautino is a recognized expert in American citizenship law.

Nataliya Rymer, Philadelphia, PA

Nataliya Rymer is a Shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Nataliya serves on AILA’s Publications Committee, and she has authored and spoken about a variety of immigration law topics, including issues relating to Child Status Protection Act. She received her J.D. and LL.M., Transnational Law from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2005.

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