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Removal For Experts

Speakers: Priscillia Suntoso, Barry L. Frager, Anna Marie Gallagher, Tanya Myers, Thomas Ragland, Lory Rosenberg and Kimberley Sutton

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Each call features an hour of analysis, strategy and practice tips, followed by questions and answers from participants. MCLE Credits in CA, TX and other states (click here for more details).


FIRST Phone Session on March 29: Current Issues in Removal Cases:

  • Prosecutorial Discretion as a matter of policy: How to present the case?
    • PD before IJ in a non-detained setting
    • PD before IJ in a detained setting
    • PD before ICE, not before IJ
  • One Bite to the Apple? What is DHS looking for? Should we take or leave it?
  • Joint Motion to Reopen / Motion to Reopen for Prosecutorial Discretion
  • Alternatives to Bond

SECOND Phone Session on April 19: Relief and Administrative Review of Removal Proceedings:

  • Relief in General
  • Administrative Review Before the Board
    • Detained and non-detained
  • Motions before the Board
    • Detained and non-detained
  • Stay of Removal Before the Board

THIRD Phone Session on May 10: Hot topics in Federal Review:

  • Categorical Approach: Nijhawan v. Holder, Prudenciov. Holder, Gonzalez v. Duenas Alvarez
  • Criminal - Immigration: Judulang v. Holder, Akinsade v. Holder
  • Other: Padilla v. Kentucky, Vartelas v. Holder

Citations For Session 1

Citations For Session 2

Citations For Session 3


Priscillia Suntoso (Discussion Leader) was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2002, after graduating from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. In 2005, she was admitted to the Massachusetts District Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2009, she was IDEAS-Indonesia Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An accomplished pianist, she also holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music and an MBA from Suffolk University. She has written many articles for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and other legal publications since 2001, and was Associate Editor for Immigration Option for Religious Workers (1st Edition, 2005). She has lectured on immigration law before many community organizations in U.S. and Indonesia. Between 2006 - 2009, she was a part of the President's Advisory Council, Security and Defense Advisor's Office in Jakarta, Indonesia, serving President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Currently, she practices at the Law Offices of David M. Sperling in Central Islip, New York.

Barry L. Frager is the managing partner of the Frager Law Firm. He has been practicing immigration law since 1990 and has previously served as a trial attorney for the Immigration & Naturalization Service in Los Angeles, California through the Honors Law Graduate Program of the U.S. Department of Justice. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Frager served as the national chair of the Federal Bar Association's Immigration Law Section. For his service, he received recognition in September 2007 with the Outstanding Section Chair award by the FBA. Mr. Frager has successfully planned CLEs for the FBA to offer training to other lawyers in the immigration law field and holds an annual immigration CLE in Memphis in May each year. Mr. Frager was FBA Immigration Law Section Chair mutiple times incluing from 2005-2007 & 2009-2011. He won the outstanding chair in 2007 & 2011.

Anna Marie Gallagher is a Shareholder at Maggio + Kattar and the head of the immigration litigation and global visas practice. Anna has practiced immigration law for more than two decades in the United States, Central America and Europe. Her experience includes private practice, legal advocacy in the nonprofit sector and several years in academia. As a result of her diverse background, she brings a unique perspective to her practice with the firm. Anna has taught immigration and refugee law in universities in the United States and in Europe. An internationally recognized expert in the areas of asylum and refugee law, Anna has also provided consulting services to the UNHCR - the UN Refugee Agency - and international non-governmental organizations. Anna continues to be involved in international immigration and refugee issues as President of the International Detention Coalition, an organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of immigrants and refugees subject to immigration detention around the world. Anna is the former Director of the Legal Action Center at the American Immigration Law Foundation (now the American Immigration Council).

Tanya Myers' practice focuses on immigration appellate work and motions. She served for three years as Attorney Advisor with the Executive Office for Immigration Review at the Dallas and Los Angeles area Immigration Courts. In the past, she has worked at the Tucson Ecumenical Council for Legal Assistance; the Northern Kentucky Legal Aid Society; Travelers Aid of Cincinnati; and interned at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Washington.

Thomas Ragland is a Founding Partner of Benach Ragland LLP in Washington, D.C. His practice focuses on federal court litigation, removal defense, immigration consequences of criminal activity, asylum, waivers of inadmissibility, citizenship, worksite enforcement issues, and defense against terrorism- and security-related bars to admission. He has been recognized by The Washington Post as one of "Washington, DC's Best Lawyers" and was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of "Washington's Top Lawyers." Thomas is Chair of the Federal Court Litigation Section, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); Chair of the Litigation Committee, AILA D.C. Chapter; and a Member of the Advisory Board of the American Immigration Council's Legal Action Center. He is a frequent writer and speaker on immigration issues.

Lory Rosenberg is owner of IDEAS Consultation and Coaching (Immigration Defense Expert Advocacy Solutions), providing incisive case and issue consultation, expert opinion, and mentoring for attorneys, advocates and organizations engaged in agency and federal court appeals, asylum, convictions, admission, visas/adjustment of status, waivers, removal defense, naturalization, and immigration reform. Ms. Rosenberg offers private client representation, writing, and litigation support, and coaches attorneys and professionals to succeed in transforming challenges with money, limiting beliefs, stress, and life transitions. She co-authored the treatise, Immigration Law and Crimes, decided 20,000 administrative appeals between 1995 and 2002 as an appellate judge on the Board of Immigration Appeals, directed leading non-profit legal efforts, and taught immigration, asylum, and criminal removal law at AU Washington College of Law. She is a highly respected national lecturer, trainer, and author of numerous articles and manuals on immigration law.

Kimberly Sutton is the Managing Attorney of The Frager Law Firm, P.C. As such, she oversees cases in the Memphis and Nashville offices. Ms. Sutton has had hands-on experience with all areas of immigration law practiced at the firm, having been a member of the Family-Based, Employment-Based, and Litigation Teams in the past. In addition to her duties as Managing Attorney, she also continues to serve as the Employment-Based Team leader for the firm.

CLE Credits:

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$199 Seminar Package 
Includes all three dates:
Audio Streaming for March 29 (60 min)
Audio Streaming for April 19 (60 min)
Audio Streaming for May 10 (60 min)

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