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50th Annual Immigration and Naturalization Institute

Released on: Dec. 14, 2017
Running Time: 12:28:52

PLI’s 50th Annual Immigration & Naturalization Institute features an outstanding faculty of leading practitioners who will discuss recent developments, key immigration trends, and hot topics. 

You Will Learn

  • The current administration and implications for the immigration practitioner
  • The latest immigration practice and policy developments
  • Federal court litigation update
  • Strategies for handling employer issues

Lecture Topics [Total time 00:13:30]
Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.
  • Opening Remarks* [00:07:42]
    Cynthia J. Lange
  • Washington Update for Immigration Practitioners [00:56:11]
    Austin T. Fragomen, Jr., Rebecca Peters
  • Changes at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Processing and Policy [01:00:29]
    Alexis S. Axelrad, Albert Eskalis
  • State Department/Consular Affairs Update [01:00:56]
    Anastasia Tonello, Kathleen Campbell Walker
  • Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM) – Current Adjudication Trends and Anticipated Changes [01:15:30]
    Catherine L. Haight, Vincent W. Lau, Sarah K. Peterson, Bill Rabung
  • Opportunities and Challenges in H-1B Practice – Outsourcing, the H-1B Cap, and Increased Labor Condition Application (LCA) Enforcement [01:01:30]
    David M. Grunblatt, Cyrus D. Mehta
  • Federal Court Litigation Upate [01:00:31]
    Lucas Guttentag, Ira J. Kurzban
  • Keeping Families Together – Developments in Policy and Processing [01:15:37]
    Charles Kuck
  • Responding to Government Investigations of Employers [01:18:16]
    Marketa Lindt, Cynthia J. Lange, Jodi Danis
  • Asylum and Refugee Processing [01:14:00]
    Allen Orr, Jr., Mark R. von Sternberg
  • Ethical Issues for the Immigration Practitioner [01:16:34]
    Jojo Annobil, Claire R. Thomas, Stephen W. Yale-Loehr
  • New Trends with Regard to Admissibility [01:01:36]
    Robert C. Divine, Laurel Scott, Lenni B. Benson

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:


  • COMPLETE COURSE HANDBOOK
  • Course Materials for “Washington Update for Immigration Practitioners”
    Austin T. Fragomen
  • Present State of Affairs: Changes and Updates to Filing Petitions (October 9, 2017)
    Alexis S. Axelrad
  • Wasting Money, One Interview at a Time (August 31, 2017)
    Anastasia Tonello
  • Travel Ban—An Update (June 27, 2017)
    Anastasia Tonello
  • Pushing the Envelope on Immigration Reform by Presidential Fiat
    Kathleen Campbell Walker
  • Request for Review vs. Request for Reconsideration—That Is the Question
    Catherine L. Haight, Sarah K. Peterson, Vincent W. Lau
  • Immigration Fact and Fiction for the U.S. Employer: H-1B Entry Level (Level I) Wage Blues—Revisited: Why Can’t a H-1B Professional Be Entry Level? (August 9, 2017)
    David M. Grunblatt
  • Separating Truth from Fiction: Is There a Future for H-1B Visa Holders? A Qualified Yes (September 2017)
    David M. Grunblatt
  • Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American (April 18, 2017), available at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-pressoffice/2017/04/18/presidential-executive-orderbuy-american-and-hire-american
    David M. Grunblatt
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Policy Memorandum, PM-602-0142, Rescission of the December 22, 2000 “Guidance memo on H1B computer related positions” (March 31, 2017)
    David M. Grunblatt
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Memorandum for Center Adjudication’s Officers, Guidance memo on H1B computer related positions (December 22, 2000)
    David M. Grunblatt
  • H-1B Entry Level Wage Blues, The Insightful Immigration Blog (July 31, 2017), available at: http://blog.cyrusmehta.com/2017/07/h-1b-entry-level-wage-blues.html
    Cyrus D. Mehta
  • Lucas Guttentag, Ira J. Kurzban, and Rebecca A. Chan, Overview of Key Litigation Challenging Trump Administration Immigration Policies and Supreme Court Update (October 2017)
    Ira J. Kurzban, Lucas Guttentag
  • The Provisional Waiver—What It Means and Who Can Use It
    Charles H. Kuck
  • Cynthia J. Lange and Sarah E. Kelling, I-9 Employment Verification: It’s NOT Just a Two Page Form
    Cynthia J. Lange
  • Outline of United States Asylum Law: Substantive Criteria and Procedural Concerns (September 15, 2017)
    Mark R. von Sternberg
  • Scott Titshaw, Conflicts of Interests and Waivers in Family Practice
    Stephen W. Yale-Loehr
  • Cyrus D. Mehta, Representation of the Joint Sponsor on an I-864 Is Both Permissible and Prudent
    Stephen W. Yale-Loehr
  • Cyrus D. Mehta, The Ethical Role of a Lawyer Under a Trump Administration (December 19, 2016), available at: http://blog.cyrusmehta.com/2016/12/the-ethical-role-of-a-lawyer-under-a-trumpadministration.html
    Stephen W. Yale-Loehr
  • Social Media Ethics Guidelines of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association (May 11, 2017)
    Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Claire R. Thomas, Jojo Annobil
  • Inadmissibility Lurking All About: Examining Recent Issues in Immigration Law (October 1, 2017)
    Lenni B. Benson
  • The Impact of Recent Changes to Immigrant Waiver Approval Rates
    Laurel Scott

Presentation Material


  • IMMIGRATION IN THE TRUMP ERA: INITIAL MONTHS AND A LOOK AHEAD
    Austin T. Fragomen, Jr., Rebecca Peters
  • Customer Service and Public Engagement Directorate (CSPED)
    Albert Eskalis
  • USCIS Self-Help Tools and Resources
    Albert Eskalis
  • State Department/Consular Affairs Update
    Anastasia Tonello, Kathleen Campbell Walker
  • (PERM) – Current adjudication trends and anticipated changes
    Catherine L. Haight, Vincent W. Lau, Sarah K. Peterson, Bill Rabung
  • Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER)
    Jodi Danis
  • Asylum and Refugee Processing
    Allen Orr, Jr. , Mark R. von Sternberg
  • Current Ethical Issues in Immigration Practice
    Jojo Annobil, Claire R. Thomas, Stephen W. Yale-Loehr
  • Inadmissibility Lurking All About: Examining Recent Issues in Immigration Law
    Lenni B. Benson
Chairperson(s)
Cynthia J. Lange ~ Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Speaker(s)
Jojo Annobil ~ Executive Director, Immigrant Justice Corps
Alexis S. Axelrad ~ Barst Mukamal and Kleiner LLP
Lenni B. Benson ~ Professor of Law; Director Safe Passage Project Clinic, New York Law School
Jodi Danis ~ Special Litigation Counsel, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Robert C. Divine ~ Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Albert Eskalis ~ Chief of Customer Service, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Austin T. Fragomen, Jr. ~ Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
David M. Grunblatt ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Lucas Guttentag ~ Robina Foundation Distinguished Senior Fellow and Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School, Professor of the Practice of Law, Stanford Law School;
Catherine L. Haight ~ Haight Law Group, PLC
Charles Kuck ~ Kuck Baxter Immigration Partners LLC
Ira J. Kurzban ~ Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A.
Vincent W. Lau ~ Clark Lau LLC
Marketa Lindt ~ Sidley Austin LLP
Cyrus D. Mehta ~ Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners PLLC
Allen Orr, Jr. ~ Orr Immigration Law Firm P.C.
Rebecca Peters ~ Director of Government Affairs, Council for Global Immigration
Sarah K. Peterson ~ SPS Immigration PLLC
Bill Rabung ~ Director of Operations, Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC), U.S. Department of Labor
Laurel Scott ~ The Law Office of Laurel Scott, PLLC
Claire R. Thomas ~ Adjunct Professor and Director of Asylum Clinic, New York Law School
Anastasia Tonello ~ Laura Devine Attorneys LLC
Mark R. von Sternberg ~ Senior Attorney, Immigrant & Refugee Services, Catholic Charities Community Services/Archdiocese of New York
Kathleen Campbell Walker ~ Dickinson Wright PLLC
Stephen W. Yale-Loehr ~ Miller Mayer LLP
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Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists Certification (CAMS):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for CAMS credit.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for SW CPE credit.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for CFP credit.

 

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