Travel During (or Instead of) Change (COS) or Extension (EOS) of Status

Travel During (or Instead of) Change (COS) or Extension (EOS) of Status

Travel During (or Instead of) Change (COS) or Extension (EOS) of Status - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 4/19/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

The pandemic brought a lot of travel troubles: quarantines, consular closures, countless delays (especially for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs)). The panelists for this intermediate panel will provide a solid understanding of the basics of travel throughout the nonimmigrant process and how to utilize it as a tool. Addressing both consular– and border-based strategies, they also will cover general concepts and specific examples for pre-departure planning and applications for readmission.

Featured Topics:

  • What Happens If the Beneficiary Departs the United States While COS Is Pending?
  • What Happens If the Beneficiary Departs the United States While EOS Is Pending?
  • Travel as an Intentional Strategy to Activate Status
  • Over and Back at the Canadian Border to Obtain Status: Best Practices for “Flagpoling”

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Ron Matten (DL), AILA CBP Liaison Committee, West Hollywood, CA

Ron Matten has a JD from UCLA and degrees in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from University of Illinois, together with 25 years of professional experience, Ron brings a unique And fresh perspective to the practice of business immigration law. Ron founded Matten Law in Los Angeles in 2018 to focus on Startups and Musicians/Performers. Previously, Ron had built and led several high-performance immigration teams at corporate immigration firms in Toronto. Ron is the former Canada chapter chair and currently serves on AILA’s national CBP liaison committee.

Diane M. Butler, Seattle, WA

Diane Butler is a Partner at Davis Wright Tremain LLP. Diane helps clients successfully navigate the immigration process by providing concise guidance each step along the way. Diane’s practice is focused on employment-based immigration for small to large companies, including investors and startups to established multinational companies. She also handles I-9, H-1B, and H-2A compliance reviews, audits, investigations, and litigation. Diane partners with in-house legal counsel, human resources personnel, and recruiters in securing foreign talent and problem-solving to achieve business objectives. She enjoys sharing her insights into the complex, rapidly evolving world of immigration procedure, and troubleshooting cross-border cases.

Daniel P. Joyce, Buffalo, NY

Daniel P. Joyce has been an AILA member since 1993 and is a former chapter chair of the AILA Upstate NY Chapter. He is a partner at the Fiegel, Carr and Joyce law firm in Buffalo NY.  Mr. Joyce is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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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