Strategies for Preventing Expedited Removal

Strategies for Preventing Expedited Removal

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Recorded 2/11/2020
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2020-02-11-DL

On July 23, 2019, DHS issued regulations expanding expedited removals to include persons arrested anywhere in the United States who are inadmissible under INA §§212(a)(6)(C) or (7), who have not been admitted or paroled, and who cannot prove continuous physical presence in the country for the last two years. Our panel of experts will address how to prepare clients to prevent an expedited removal order, and how to respond if an expedited removal order is issued.


Featured Topics


  • Who Is (and Is Not) Subject to Expedited Removal?
  • What Documents Should Your Client Carry? How to Prepare Clients with Documents to Prevent Expedited Removal While Avoiding Proof of Alienage
  • Exercising the Rights Not to Respond to Questions from DHS: Preparing Clients
  • Options and Strategies If an Expedited Removal Order Is Issued: Applications for Asylum, Stays of Removal, and Litigation
  • What If the U.S. Official Makes a Mistake? How to Represent Clients Before ICE and Litigate Expedited Removal Orders





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Ramon E. Curiel (DL), AILA Latin America and Caribbean Chapter Chair/CBP Liaison Committee Vice Chair, San Antonio, TX

Ramon E. Curiel is a partner at Oliva, Saks, Garcia & Curiel, L.L.P. in San Antonio, Texas, and has practiced immigration law for more than 19 years. He received his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law and an LL.M. in International Law from St. Mary’s University. He has served as the AILA Liaison for the San Antonio District Office of USCIS for eight years. He is currently Vice Chair of the AILA National CBP Liaison Committee, the Co-Chair for the DOS Committee and Secretary for the Latin American and Caribbean Chapter, member of the CBP/USCIS Committee for the Rome District Chapter, and the local CBP Liaison for San Antonio. He is a past-chair of the International Law Section of the San Antonio Bar Association. He also served as a member of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the Supreme Court of Texas in San Antonio. He practices exclusively immigration law focused on business related cases with an emphasis on professionals, entrepreneurs and investors.


Leonard D.M. Saunders, Blaine, WA


Leonard D.M. Saunders achieved his Bachelor of Arts from The University of British Columbia and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate in California at Pepperdine School of Law in 1997. He was admitted to the Washington State Bar Association in 1998 and established The Immigration Law Firm where he has practiced near the Peace Arch and Pacific Hwy ports of entry in Blaine, Washington for almost 20 years. As an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Len regularly attends and often speaks at local and national conferences.


Juliana G. Lamardo, Miami, FL


Juliana G. Lamardo was born in São Paulo, Brazil. When she was 8 year’s old, her parents made the difficult decision to leave Brazil in search of a better life. Juliana’s father obtained an L-1A visa and moved the entire family to the United States. In 1994, Juliana became a lawful permanent resident and then a U.S. Citizen in 2001. Juliana experienced the immigration process firsthand and knows how apprehensive it can be. Juliana attended Florida International University in Miami and earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in 2003. Following her mother’s footsteps as an attorney, Juliana attended law school at Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida. She graduated in 2007. It was in law school where her desire to help other immigrants came to life. Juliana opened the Law Offices of Juliana G. Lamardo in 2016. She was previously a Senior Associate Attorney with a private immigration law firm for over six years, where she handled thousands of cases. She concentrates in the areas of deportation defense, bond hearings, deferred inspections, family-based residency, Citizenship, and naturalization. Juliana has represented clients in removal and bond proceedings before the Immigration Court, before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on family-based petitions, applications for residency, and applications for Citizenship, as well as various waivers for criminal activity. She has also appeared before the Customs Border Protection (CBP) for deferred inspections. She is a frequent speaker at various immigration-related seminars including the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Pincus Professional Education, and the Association for the Studies of the Cuban Economy (ASCE). She was also a regular guest speaker on Almavisión radio (87.7 FM) on issues related to immigration. She has been licensed by the Supreme Court of Florida and the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida Division since 2008. She is also a member of the Florida Bar and is licensed to practice immigration in all 50 states. Juliana is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. She understands the complexities associated with immigration procedures and she applies her knowledge and background to competently assist those who wish to build a life in this country.



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