Does your client need a Form I-601 waiver to adjust status in the United States? Our panel of experts will discuss how to identify, challenge, and waive inadmissibility grounds during the adjustment of status (AOS) process. Alleged misrepresentations, unlawful presence, smuggling, criminal grounds, issues with legalized marijuana, and other grounds of inadmissibility will be addressed.
- Recent Trends and Updates Regarding Inadmissibility Findings, the Adjudication of I-601 Waivers by Different USCIS District Offices
- How to Challenge Alleged Grounds of Inadmissibility, Including Misrepresentations, Unlawful Presence, Smuggling, and Other Grounds
- When Is the Best Time to File the Form I-601 and Supporting Documentation?
- Preparing a Successful Waiver Application and Supporting Documentation: Best Practices What Are the Options for Appeal, Review Before an Immigration Judge, or Refiling If an I-601 Waiver Is Denied?
- The Effects of COVID-19 on I-601 Waivers in AOS Cases
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Marc Prokosch, (DL), Roseville, MN
Marc Prokosch is the principal attorney at Prokosch Law, specializing in complex immigration cases, representing individuals throughout the immigration process, from application to appeal. Marc represents people before all stages of the process, from USCIS to the Federal Courts of Appeals. Marc is active in the immigration bar, chairing two committees for his AILA chapter, and regularly mentors other attorneys and students, frequently speaking on immigration issues with attorneys and at public forums in the community.
Jason C. Mills, Fort Worth, TX
Jason C. Mills is board certified in immigration and nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and started his practice in Fort Worth, TX. His office specializes in all areas of immigration and nationality law including nonimmigrant visas, business-related immigration, investors, removal defense, family immigration, consular processing and federal court practice. He attended Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and Cambridge Law School in England. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. He is a former editor of the Texas Wesleyan Law Review, past president of the Texas Wesleyan School of Law Alumni Board, past chairman of the Texas Aggie Bar Association, a past chair of the AILA Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico Chapter and a past chair of the AILA-NBC Liaison Committee. He currently serves on the AILA-DOS Liaison Committee.
Elina Magaly Santana, Miami, FL
Elina Magaly Santana is the founder of Santana Rodriguez Law, P.A., a firm focusing solely on Immigration Law. She is licensed in the state of Florida, the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Elina focuses her immigration practice on Family-based Residency, Naturalization, Removal Defense (including Asylum & Cancellation of Removal), Waivers, humanitarian applications, and BIA Appeals. Elina is currently President-elect of the AILA South Florida chapter and serves on AILA National’s annual conference and distance learning committees. Elina earned her JD from Boston University (BU) School of Law, where she served as an editor for the Public Interest Law Journal, and her BA in both Sociology and Spanish Literature at New York University (NYU) with high honors. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and was raised in Miami, Florida by a proud Cuban-American immigrant family