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Detailed Curriculum For "Unraveling The Mysteries In Adjustment Of Status" - Deadline Is Thursday, October 28th

The detailed curriculum for "Unraveling The Mysteries In Adjustment Of Status" is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on October 29th

I. FAMILY ADJUSTMENTS

  • Understanding the 245(c) bars properly)
  • Exceptions for Immediate relatives
  • Adjustment in Preference cases - Nonimmigrants
  • V-visa Adjustments - Akhtar case
  • 245(i) discussion
  • CSPA impact
II. ASYLEE ADJUSTMENTS
  • Understanding the cut-off date
  • Class Action Lawsuit - Ngwanyia case
  • EADs for approved asylees
  • Travel w/o Advance Parole
  • Travel to country of persecution
III. DV LOTTERY WINNER ADJUSTMENTS
  • Knowing when to file
  • Mechanics of DV adjustment filings
  • FY deadline
  • 3/10 year bar issues
IV. ADJUSTMENT IN REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS
  • Renewing Denied I-485 Before the IJ
  • Filing new I-485; 245(i) grandfathering issues
  • Arriving Alien Issues
  • Advance Parole vs. other parole (e.g., deferred inspection or humanitarian parole)
  • Cancellation Adjustment for Arriving Aliens

SECOND Phone Session on November 10th:

I. EMPLOYMENT-BASED ADJUSTMENTS

  • Deciding between Adjustment vs. Consular processing
  • Reasons why to favor adjusting
  • Reasons why to favor Consular
  • Designating choice on I-140 - locked-in?
  • Prospect of visa number backlogs again
II. PORTABILITY & CONCURRENT FILING ISSUES

  • INA 204 (j) & the Yates Memo
  • When to notify CIS of the change in jobs
  • Gap in employment between jobs
  • What is "same or similar" ?
  • Cut in pay at new job?
  • New employer's ability to pay?
  • Firstland case
  • Portability & concurrent filing - impact of the Fujie Ohata memo dated 3/31/04
  • Portability and consular processing

THIRD Phone Session on December 2nd:

I. EAD & TRAVEL ISSUES DURING ADJUSTMENT

  • EAD extensions - timing
  • Maintaining nonimmigrant status
  • Advance Parole (General Rule) - 8 CFR 245.2(a)(4)(ii)(A) & (B)
  • Renewing Adv. Parole & Travel Limitations
  • Timing for Adv. Parole extensions
  • Exception for H-1B & L-1s and their dependents - 8 CFR 245.2(a)(4)(ii)(C)
  • May 25, 2000 memo on the rules for H-1Bs & L-1s
  • Common scenarios
  • Advance Parole & portability cases
The deadline to register is Thursday, October 28th. For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/october2004.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/october2004.pdf.)



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