Watching the Clock: The Result of A.B.T. et al v. USCIS, et al. and Other New Timing Concerns for Asylum Seekers

09/16/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Timing is everything for a successful asylum claim. Attorneys representing asylum seekers are very aware of the deadlines involved, but also the passage of time from the onset of a case to ensure a client is eligible for work authorization during the pendency of an asylum claim. Recently, A.B.T. et al v. USCIS, et al. addressed concerns with respect to when the clock begins for purposes of work authorization....
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Reception for International Lawyers

08/11/2014 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
The International Law Section is sponsoring a reception for visiting international lawyers taking a specialized legal and language program at Boston University. Some of the visiting attorneys will also go on to study law in the LLM programs at Boston University Law School, Boston College Law School and Harvard Law School. Section members and visitors will engage in a roundtable discussion about their practice areas in public or private international law, including such matters as foreign taxation and investment, legal issues in international business transactions, intellectual property and international organizations....
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Bond Hearings for ICE Detainees in Massachusetts Held Under 8 U.S.C. 1226(c)

06/24/2014 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Recent rulings in two immigration class actions, Gordon v. Johnson and Reid v. Donelan, give approximately 100 ICE detainees held in Massachusetts under 8 U.S.C. 1226(c) who were previously ineligible for bond hearings an opportunity to request bond from an Immigration Judge. This workshop will help lawyers, advocates, and allies to provide representation and assistance to Gordon and Reid class members in their upcoming bond hearings. The workshop will include information on the Gordon and Reid cases and an overview of bond proceedings in Immigration Court....
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Travel After Unlawful Presence: An Analysis of Arrabally and Yerrabelly

05/20/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Can your client travel on advance parole after having accrued unlawful presence? This brown bag will discuss the decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals in Matters of Arrabally and Yerrabelly and whether your client faces the 10 year unlawful presence bar if he or she travels outside of the U.S. before obtaining permanent residence....
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L-1 Petitions for Small and New International Companies

05/01/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Congress created the L-1 visa to facilitate intra-company transfers by international companies. In the past decade, the program has come under attack. Without a change in the statute or regulations, denial rates have skyrocketed, especially for small and new companies. Learn how to prepare a winning L-1 petition from a veteran practitioner....
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Effective Use of Congressional Assistance for your Immigration Case

03/18/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Your client is unhappy with how a case is going and says, “let’s just call the Congressman and he’ll fix the problem.” Congressional liaison assistance can be very effective in some situations but is not helpful in others. Our panelists have years of experience in helping constituents with difficult immigration matters. They will discuss when it is the right time to call a Congressperson’s or Senator’s office, and what those offices can do to assist. They will also discuss assistance in the context of family, business, refugee/asylee and humanitarian cases. ...
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CLE - Post-Deportation: Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas, Motions to Reopen, and Returning your Client to the U.S.

03/10/2014
This program will address the recent recognition of the right of individuals to file a motion to reopen a deportation order, even after deportation....
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Nuts & Bolts of Asylum Law

02/18/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This program will provide an overview of asylum law to new or interested practitioners. It will cover basic concepts underlying asylum law, as well as instruction on the mechanics of the asylum process....
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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Other Avenues of Immigration Relief for Immigrant Children

02/11/2014 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Please join us for a training on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and other forms of relief available to these children. Consider taking a case pro bono; it is an opportunity to give back and to truly change a child’s life....
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Immigration Options and Business Formation Issues for Foreign National Entrepreneurs

01/28/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This program will provide an overview of immigration visa options for foreign national entrepreneurs. It will also cover corporate formation issues of which foreign nationals should be aware, such as choice of entity and the employer-employee relationship, to maximize success during the visa application process....
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Aggravated Felonies & the Categorical Approach: Updates in light of Moncrieffe and Descamps

01/17/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
In Moncrieffe and Descamps, the Supreme Court clarified how the categorical approach should be applied in a manner that opens up new arguments for non-citizens with criminal dispositions. Attorneys Winger and Klein will discuss the current state of the categorical approach and its practical application....
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US v. Windsor: The Fall of DOMA and the Impact on Immigration Law

12/17/2013 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join Attorney Richard Iandoli in a discussion of the practical implications of this groundbreaking decision. Attorney Iandoli will highlight potential post-DOMA pitfalls and cover topics including eligibility for marriage-based green cards and nonimmigrant derivative status....
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Solutions for Refugee Children at Risk

12/09/2013 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Join a provocative discussion with the leadership team from RefugePoint about the current field of forced migration with a focus on the serious gaps in child protection and potential solutions to their plight. RefugePoint is a leading international humanitarian organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that finds lasting solutions for the world's most vulnerable refugees....
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CLE - The EB-5 Investor Visa Program: Issues that Arise in Immigration, Tax, and Business Law

10/01/2013
Issues related to job creation, foreign investment, taxation, and immigration collide under the EB-5 Investor Visa Program. Join us to learn about the current requirements to obtain a green card as well as strategies for job growth and investment stimulation....
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