Grant Me This Much: Obtaining Immigration Benefits From The USCIS Regional Service Centers
Over a year has passed since Congress interred legacy INS and gave birth to
USCIS. Enough time has now elapsed to assess this new bureau, evaluate its
practices, and get a sense of whether the agency has transcended the pangs
The consensus among immigration lawyers is decidedly morose. Old-timers
bemoan the days when attorney fees were high and denials few. New
practitioners wonder if they can survive the rising tide of delays,
rejections, higher filing fees and mounting client disappointment.
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FIRST Phone Session on May 27:
- Do You Know your Service Center? - Mastering Regional Variations in
Service-Center Policies and Practices
- Up a Crick with a Paddle: Maneuvering Safely through the Shoals of
Cryptic Statutes, Unpublished Regulations, Policy Memoes and Informal
- Gross (Error) Me Out - "You Said I Could Work Here, So Why Did You
- E-Filing Update: More Digital Forms on the Way - But When Will They Be
- Premium Processing - How to get the Most out of Concierge Service
- Expedited Adjudication - When You Need It Quick But They Won't Take
- Sole Jurisdiction/Centralized Filing - What's Left of the Good Old
- Do You Read Me? - Finding the Gold in Service Center Processing
Guidelines and USCIS Websites.
SECOND Phone Session on June 24:
- Getting to Yes: Strategies that Spawn Service-Center Success.
- Dodging the Bullet: Ways to avoid the RFE, the NO, the NOID and the
- Shake it Like a Polaroid Picture: Creative Uses of Graphic Evidence
- Surf's Up: Web-Trolling for Approval Notices
- What's Your Specialty? - Solutions for Evolving Occupations, Education
Mismatches and Workers without Sheepskins
- Succeeding at Successorship: Service Center Compliance Strategies for
- Oops I'm Late! - Establishing Extraordinary Circumstances and Reasons
THIRD Phone Session on July 8:
The deadline to register is Tuesday, May 25th. For more info, including
detailed curriculum, speaker bios,
and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/may2004.shtm. (Fax version:
- When Merely Good is Not Enough: Proven Ways to Establish
Extraordinary, Exceptional, Outstanding, and National-Interest Eligibility
- Portable or Unsupportable? - New Case-Saving Strategies for Mobile
- Penny for Your Thoughts: Demonstrating Ability to Pay at All the Right
- I Feel the Earth Move under My Feet: Winning Motions at the RSCs
- Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Its off to the AAO your Competitors Go!
- How can Headquarters Help? - When it's Time to Go up the Chain
- Getting by with a Little Help from Your Friends: Working with the USCIS
Ombudsman, Congressional Liaison and the Media.
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