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Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants

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From the program: Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants

Released on: Mar. 6, 2017

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security detains more than 400,000 noncitizens in civil immigration detention every year. A congressional quota mandates that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) maintain 34,000 beds daily for immigrants in detention, many in privately run detention facilities. Tens of thousands more are subject to onerous conditions of release, including high bonds and GPS tracking devices. Immigrants who are detained include ...

What Immigration Attorneys Need to Know to be an Emergency Responder to ICE Enforcement Actions

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From the program: What Immigration Attorneys Need to Know to be an Emergency Responder to ICE Enforcement Actions

Released on: May. 17, 2017

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has broad authority and discretion in respect to how it enforces immigration laws within the constraints of federal law and the Constitution. In January 2017, the President issued two Executive Orders, which directed ICE to prioritize the removal of more categories of immigrants in the United States than before and to more frequently use summary removal procedures and detention. The policies and practices ...

Motions to Suppress and to Terminate Removal Proceedings: Litigating Fourth Amendment Violations in Immigration Court

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From the program: Motions to Suppress and to Terminate Removal Proceedings: Litigating Fourth Amendment Violations in Immigration Court

Released on: Jun. 6, 2017

Threats of increased immigration enforcement, promises of increased hiring of immigration and border patrol agents, and the elimination of “priority enforcement” categories likely mean a return to unconstitutional practices such as racial profiling and unreasonable searches and seizures, forced entry into homes, and workplace raids. The constitution provides a remedy for egregious constitutional violations by immigration authorities: immigration ...

Emergency Legal Challenges to Imminent Removals: Emergency Petitions for Review of Administrative and Reinstatement Orders, Emergency Motions to Reopen, and Whether Habeas Might Be a Viable Option

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From the program: Emergency Legal Challenges to Imminent Removals: Emergency Petitions for Review of Administrative and Reinstatement Orders, Emergency Motions to Reopen, and Whether Habeas Might Be a Viable Option (Free)

Released on: Jul. 14, 2017

In 2015 alone, there were 333,341 documented removals, or deportations, from the United States. Not only is the large number of removals concerning, it is particularly alarming that so many removals could have been successfully challenged, but so many of the deportees were never advised regarding any such options. Many individuals facing removal do not obtain legal assistance, and unwittingly forfeit critical rights and legal protections. This training ...

Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Representing Detained Immigrants

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From the program: Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Representing Detained Immigrants (Free)

Released on: Aug. 3, 2017

As of April 2017, there were 884 individuals detained ICE custody in Northern California alone.  And in fiscal year 2016, the Department of Homeland Security reports having apprehended 530,250 individuals nationwide and conducted a total of 450,954 removals and returns. We are fortunate that in recent months, private and public funding has increased for pro bono representation of detained immigrants in several localities around the country. Representation ...

FTCA and Other Civil Rights Claims - Immigration Enforcement & Damages Actions

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From the program: FTCA and Other Civil Rights Claims - Immigration Enforcement & Damages Actions (Free)

Released on: Aug. 25, 2017

Increased immigration enforcement is likely to include enforcement practices that give rise to damages actions.  Claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act, Bivens, and Section 1983 are important tools to combat abusive enforcement practices and ensuring that federal and local law enforcement abide by their constitutional obligations. This program will give a general overview of each of these claims. We will also discuss employing a media strategy, ...

Overview of the Federal Torts Claims Act, Bivens, and Section 1983 Litigation and Administrative Claims

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Recorded on: Aug. 24, 2017

JULIA HARUMI MASS: Good morning, everyone. I'm happy to be here, and thank you for being here with us. I want to-- first, I'll introduce the remainder of our panel just briefly. There are bios in your materials. But Araceli Martinez-Olguin is an impact litigator and advocate-- policy advocate with Community Legal services of East Palo Alto. And having worked at the US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, and the American Civil Liberties ...

Diving Deeper - Case Studies on Bivens, FTCA and Section 1983 Litigation against ICE

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Recorded on: Aug. 24, 2017

JULIA HARUMI MASS: Hey, we're back. Thanks, everyone. I just wanted to mention we gave a shout out to Joe Browning before who is terrific in helping us out here at PLI. But the folks who filed this case are the Legal Aid Justice Center in Covington and Burling, so we wanted to give a proper shout out to those attorneys who brought this case that Araceli was mentioning earlier. And Howard, who is my esteemed co-counsel on a case he's going to talk ...

Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of the NorCal Wildfires -- FEMA Appeals, Recoupment and Other Issues for Disaster Survivors

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From the program: Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of the NorCal Wildfires

Recorded on: Nov. 28, 2017

Taken from the Web Program Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of the NorCal Wildfires Recorded November 2017 in San Francisco FEMA Appeals, Recoupment and Other Issues for Disaster Survivors [01:08:00] Types of Individual assistance programs; eligibility; application process Denial of assistance: commons reasons for denial Appeals process: how to file an appeal, appeal requirements and documentation Recoupment issues  ...

FEMA Appeals, Recoupment and Other Issues for Disaster Survivors

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Recorded on: Nov. 28, 2017

SPEAKER: Hello, everybody, and welcome back. We are turning now to the question of FEMA benefits and recruitment and appeals. And to cover those topics, we have William Friedman. William is the Acting Director of the New York Legal Assistance Group, or NYLAG's Storm Response Unit in New York City. That unit provides comprehensive legal services to victims, or survivors, of Superstorm Sandy. And his practice areas have included, in addition to FEMA ...

50th Annual Immigration and Naturalization Institute

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From the program: 50th Annual Immigration and Naturalization Institute

Released on: Dec. 14, 2017

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 ...

Washington Update for Immigration Practitioners

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Recorded on: Dec. 12, 2017

CINDY LANGE: And I'm really delighted to turn to our first panel. Austin Fragomen and Rebecca Peters are here to really set the scene about what's happening in Washington. There's really no two better people to do that, with years of experience that Austin brings to immigration, the father of corporate immigration law in almost every respect, and very well respected, and still has time to have his finger on the pulse to know what's happening in Washington. Rebecca ...

Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM) – Current Adjudication Trends and Anticipated Changes

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Recorded on: Dec. 12, 2017

CYNTHIA LANGE: Welcome back after the lunch break for the afternoon of our first day. We're going to start with permanent labor certification, our current adjudication trends. But we also have some great panels after this. So on the panel today, we have a series of just passionate immigration practitioners that have really dedicated so much time to helping to educate people on immigration and also work with the government. Cathy Haight from Los Angeles, ...

Ethical Issues for the Immigration Practitioner

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Recorded on: Dec. 12, 2017

CYNTHIA J. LANGE: We're going to transition to our next panel. We don't have a break now. We'll be taking a break after this panel. This is the ethics panel you've always been waiting for. [LAUGHTER] This is the dream team of ethics. And have they got a presentation for you. There's polling and all kinds of stuff that they've prepared. So stay in your seats, and get ready for this. As they're getting seated, let me just introduce the panel. We ...

Opportunities and Challenges in H-1B Practice – Outsourcing, the H-1B Cap, and Increased Labor Condition Application (LCA) Enforcement

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Recorded on: Dec. 12, 2017

CYNTHIA LANGE: While the next panelists are coming up, let me just tell you a little bit about the topic. It's opportunities and challenges-- now opportunities is used in a very positive way-- with H-1B practice. There's a lot of issues, including outsourcing, H cap, increased labor condition, application enforcement. And the panel is going to talk about that. Thanks so much. Our panel will be David Grunblatt and Cyrus Mehta, both practiced immigration ...

New Trends with Regard to Admissibility

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Recorded on: Dec. 12, 2017

SPEAKER 1: Thank you. Well, welcome back for our final panel on this 50th Immigration Symposium. We're excited to-- really, I've been listening to them prepare all day. And it's a really interesting panel talking about new trends with regard to admissibility. And there certainly is a very interesting time with respect to that. On the panel is Robert Divine. Thanks for identifying yourself. He served as chief counsel and acting director of US Citizenship ...

Keeping Families Together – Developments in Policy and Processing

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Recorded on: Dec. 12, 2017

CYNTHIA LANGE: Welcome to the second day of PLI's immigration program. We're starting today with Keeping Families Together, talking about developments in policy and processing. Today we'll be talking about a number of things like asylum, ethical issues, government investigations, and trends regarding admissibility. We're delighted to welcome Chuck Cook here as our first panelist. Chuck is a long time immigration practitioner, former head of the American ...

Responding to Government Investigations of Employers

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Recorded on: Dec. 12, 2017

CYNTHIA J. LANGE: Well, welcome back. Thank you. We're here today to talk about responding to government investigations of employers. Now, while the title deals with responding to investigations of employers, that's going to focus primarily on the duties, obligations that employers have. We recognize that often, employees are part of the process or on-site and so as we wind up, we'll talk a little bit about a new statute in California that actually ...

Changes at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Processing and Policy

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Recorded on: Dec. 12, 2017

CYNTHIA LANGE: We're going to turn to the USCIS, and what the latest of what's happening at the USCIS. We're really delighted to have somebody from USCIS here with us today, Al Eskalis. He's currently the Chief of Customer Service and he oversees the Agency's Customer Engagement Center. You should read his bio, really interesting background. Great guy, we're really excited to have him here. And of course with him is Alexis Axelrad, a native of New ...

Asylum and Refugee Processing

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Recorded on: Dec. 12, 2017

CYNTHIA J. LANGE: Welcome back to the afternoon session. We're going to be starting with asylum and refugee processing, but a couple of things before we go right to introducing our speakers. There was a question that came in just after the last panel over the break we wanted to address. And it was a question about the California statute, which I think probably has been a surprise, and maybe somewhat alarming to people. The question was, for documents, ...

Federal Court Litigation Upate

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Recorded on: Dec. 12, 2017

CYNTHIA LANGE: OK. Welcome back. We'll start our final panel for the day. Before we start, I wanted to mention that there is a new publication that PLI has started. It's quarterly, and it's called The Current. And it's a journal of PLI Press, and it has just the hottest topics in law. It covers a wide variety of law, but they've committed to put one article on immigration in each of the publications for the foreseeable future-- probably not surprisingly, ...

Under Pressure: Representing Clients in Reasonable Fear and Credible Fear Interviews in the Trump Era

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From the program: Under Pressure: Representing Clients in Reasonable Fear and Credible Fear Interviews in the Trump Era

Released on: Dec. 19, 2017

Under Pressure: Representing Clients in Reasonable Fear and Credible Fear Interviews in the Trump Era Hamid Yazdan Panah, Avantika Shastri Lecture Topics [Total Time: 02:07:50] Overview of Credible and Reasonable Fear Processes & Relief for Asylum Seekers Legal landscape and overview of credible and reasonable fear interviews including: the basics of expedited removal, administrative removal, and reinstatement procedures; overview ...

Basic Immigration Law 2018

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From the program: Basic Immigration Law 2018

Released on: Feb. 15, 2018

The program will provide an overview of U.S. immigration law, including current developments and trends. Expert faculty will discuss the relevant governmental agencies, immigrant and nonimmigrant visa categories, inadmissibility and removability, naturalization, and issues that employers face, as well as ethical issues that can arise for the immigration practitioner.  The program will serve as an excellent introduction or refresher regarding ...

Immigration Select Topics: Naturalization and New York City Office Update and Employer Issues

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Recorded on: Feb. 9, 2018

CYRUS D. MEHTA: OK, thank you very much. This is our last session for the day. And what we're doing is many topics in this last session. And it's going to be a 90 minute session, which will be divided among the various topics. So we're going to focus on an update on the New York USCIS District Office. We're going to have an update on naturalization. And then we're going to get into a discussion on employer sanctions and compliance. So we're trying ...

Immigrant (Permanent) Visa Categories

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Recorded on: Feb. 9, 2018

CYRUS D. MEHTA: OK, so we're going to start our next session. And the next session will focus on immigrant or permanent visa categories. The last one was on nonimmigrant or temporary visa categories. This is on permanent visa categories and how people can live here permanently with green cards. We, again, have a very distinguished panel. And to my near left is Deborah Notkin, who's a partner in the leading firm of Barst Makumal & Kleiner. Debbie ...


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