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Executive Action: Analysis and Practice Pointers

Speakers: Greg Siskind (Discussion Leader), Judd Azulay, Kerry Bretz, Muzaffar Chishti, Matthew Hirsch, Angelo Paparelli, Lory Rosenberg, and Ben Winograd.

Registration Deadline: February 3rd, 2015

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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 Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)
DACA & DAPA Ė The Deferred Action Programs

  • How is the DACA program changing?
  • DAPA - Who's in, Who's out?
  • Criminal bars
  • Documenting DACA/DAPA cases
  • Advising employers on handling DACA/DAPA issues

Second Phone Session on Thursday, January 15th, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Removals and Waivers

  • DHS' new enforcement priorities
  • The new border strategy
  • Prosecutorial discretion
  • The end of Secure Communities
  • Expansion of provisional waivers
  • New hardship waiver standards

Third Phone Session on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Legal Immigration Reforms

  • OPT expansion
  • "Pre-registration"
  • Portability changes
  • New pathways for entrepreneurs
  • Changes to the PERM program


Greg Siskind (Discussion Leader) is a partner with Siskind Susser, PC - Immigration Lawyers. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, he received his law degree at the University of Chicago. He created the first immigration law web site in 1994 and the first law blog in 1997. He's written four books and currently serves on the board of governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He can be reached by email at

Muzaffar ChishtiMuzaffar Chishti, a lawyer, is Director of MPIís office at New York University School of Law. His work focuses on U.S. immigration policy at the federal, state, and local levels; the intersection of labor and immigration law; immigration enforcement; civil liberties; and immigrant integration. Prior to joining MPI, Mr. Chishti was Director of the Immigration Project of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial & Textile Employees (UNITE). Mr. Chishti is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Immigration Law Center and serves on the boards of the New York Immigration Coalition and the Asian American Federation. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Immigration Forum and as a member of the American Bar Associationís Coordinating Committee on Immigration. Mr. Chishti has testified extensively on immigration policy issues before Congress and is frequently quoted in the media. In 1992, as part of a U.S. team, he assisted the Russian Parliament in drafting its legislation on forced migrants and refugees. He is a 1994 recipient of the New York State Governor's Award for Outstanding Asian Americans and a 1995 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Mr. Chishti was educated at St. Stephen's College, Delhi; the University of Delhi; Cornell Law School; and the Columbia School of International Affairs.

Matthew Hirsch is based in Wayne, just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After law school he joined the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as a Trial Attorney. As a Trial Attorney for the INS, Hirsch represented the U.S. government proceedings involving deportation, political asylum and adjustment of status. Since leaving the INS, Hirsch has concentrated his practice in the field of immigration law. He is a past-officer and Chair of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serves as a Trustee of the American Immigration Council. He regularly speaks at local and national conferences and has authored and edited a considerable number of published articles on immigration law. Since 1993, Mr. Hirsch has been an Adjunct Professor of Immigration and Nationality Law at Widener University School of Law. In addition to teaching and speaking at regional and national law conferences, he has been a frequent speaker on immigration topics for international students, attorneys and business professionals.

Angelo Paparelli is a partner of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Paparelli, with a bicoastal practice in Southern California and New York City, is known for providing creative solutions to complex and straightforward immigration law problems, especially involving mergers and acquisitions, labor certifications and the H-1B visa category. His practice areas include legislative advocacy; employer compliance audits and investigations; U.S. and foreign work visas and permanent residence for executives, managers, scientists, scholars, investors, professionals, students and visitors; immigration messaging and speech-writing; corporate policy formulation; and immigration litigation before administrative agencies and the federal courts. He is frequently quoted in leading national publications on immigration law. He is also a past President of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, a global consortium of leading immigration practitioners. Paparelliís blog and a comprehensive list of his many immigration law articles can be found at He is an alumnus of the University of Michigan where he earned his B.A., and of Wayne State University Law School where he earned his J.D. Paparelli is admitted to the state bars of California, Michigan and New York. Angelo is one of the most highly regarded business immigration lawyers and scholars in America. He is named a "Star Individual" for California (above Band 1) in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA.

Lory Rosenberg is the founder and owner of IDEAS Consultation and Coaching. She has been an immigration attorney for more than 30 years and has extensive experience as a legal writer, published author, analyst, trainer, professor, mentor, practitioner, and decision-maker in many areas involving immigration law and policy. Ms. Rosenberg has particular expertise in the areas of civil detention and bond; admissions, adjustment of status, consular visa processing, and waivers; DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals); asylum and refugee law; right to counsel, enforcement, suppression of evidence, removal & cancellation; immigration consequences of crime, alternate pleas and sentences, post-conviction and Padilla relief; statutory interpretation and decisional analysis; jurisdictional, procedural and substantive issues in administrative appeals and judicial review; agency disciplinary practices; and, matters relating to advocacy, prosecutorial discretion, legislative amendments and comprehensive immigration law reform. Over the past 7 years, while consulting with immigration lawyers, defenders, and other colleagues, Ms. Rosenberg has branched out to study success & business coaching, marketing and business practices for heart-centered entrepreneurs, as well as meridian energy tapping, all of which have enriched her legal consulting and mentoring practice.

Ben Winograd is an attorney at the Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center. He manages IRACís unpublished BIA decisions project and is the author of the Index of Selected Unpublished Decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals. He also maintains IRACís Twitter feed (@AppellateCenter), which provides links to published and unpublished decisions from the Board of Immigration Appeals and federal circuit courts. Ben received his J.D. cum laude from Georgetown Law in 2010, where he was an editor of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. He previously worked at the American Immigration Council, where he argued Hanif v. Attíy Gen., 694 F.3d 479 (3d Cir. 2012) and Leiba v. Holder, 699 F.3d 346 (4th Cir. 2012) (overruling Matter of Koljenovic, 25 I&N Dec. 219 (BIA 2010)).

CLE Credits:

ILW.COM is accredited CLE Provider in State of California and Texas. Attorneys admitted in AK, CO, FL, MT, ND, NJ, NY (some exclusions apply) and WV are able to obtain MCLE credits through reciprocity with State of California. For remaining states, which require MCLE but do not accept reciprocity with any other jurisdiction, Certificate of Attendance for obtaining a self-study credits is available. Please note, CT, DC, MA, MD, MI and SD do not require MCLE.


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  • 50% discount to any attorney employed by any government agency
  • 50% discount to an attorney who is unemployed
  • 50% discount to attorneys with newly started attorney practices (within first 6 months of creation)
  • 50% discount to law students
  • 50% discount to public defenders

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$99 Seminar Package 
Includes all three dates:
December 10th, 2014 (60 min)
January 15th, 2015 (60 min)
February 5th, 2015 (60 min)

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