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Raids, Removal and Review: ICE Enforcement and EOIR Issues Reach the Courts

Speakers: Lory Diana Rosenberg, Harvey Kaplan, Nancy Kelly, Thomas Moseley, Gabriella Navarro-Busch, Zachary Nightingale, And John Willshire-Carrera

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Each call features an hour of analysis, strategy and practice tips, followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers from participants.


FIRST Phone Session on August 7th:

  • Brand X & Chevron doctrine
  • BIA and circuit court views of deference
  • Application in asylum, aggravated felony context
  • Responses and strategies in statutory interpretation

SECOND Phone Session on September 4th:

  • ICE raids, employer/employee rights, ethical issues
  • Suppression of evidence, statements, hearing rights
  • Aggravated identity theft, other charges
  • Preservation of petitions, applications, re-entry issues

THIRD Phone Session on October 8th:

  • REAL ID standards in practice
  • Credibility and corroboration requirements
  • Removal and relief strategies
  • Jurisidiction in circuit court; due process claims


Lory Diana Rosenberg (Discussion Leader) handles complex immigration litigation and matters involving enforcement, asylum, waivers, immigration consequences of crime, removal defense and appeals. She is a featured columnist for Bender's Immigration Bulletin, writing legal analysis and commentary, as well as in-depth legal articles, and the founder of Immigration Defense & Expert Assistance [IDEA], an immigration law consultation and training resource for lawyers, judges and advocates. Ms. Rosenberg served as an appellate immigration judge on the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals from 1995-2002. She directed the Defending Immigrants Partnership at NLADA between 2002 and 2004, taught immigration policy, refugee law, and removal defense at American University, Washington College of Law from 1997-2004, and directed the AILF Legal Action Center between 1991and 1995, preceded by 14 years in private and legal services immigration practice. She is co-author of Immigration Law and Crimes and The Legalization Handbook, and the author of The Fair Hearings Pleadings Manual (AILF 1994), and has written numerous articles, advisories, and training guides on immigration law and defense. She has an extensive record as a speaker, and is actively engaged in mentoring colleagues, providing media commentary, helping to expand pro bono resources, and providing amicus brief assistance and coaching for cases going to the federal circuit courts and reaching the Supreme Court. Ms. Rosenberg presently is an elected Director on the AILA Board of Governors, and an enthusiastic participant in Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue and Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue. Ms. Rosenberg has a bachelor of fine arts degree in television and film production from New York University, and received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.

Harvey Kaplan received his J.D. at Boston University in 1974, and his B.A. at Clark University in 1968. He established his own law firm in 1977. Harvey united forces with Maureen O'Sullivan and Jeremiah Friedman to form KAPLAN, O'SULLIVAN & FRIEDMAN in 1990. He has taught at Northeastern University School of Law from 1982 to the present time. He has also taught immigration law at Harvard Law School. Harvey has been named in "Best Lawyers in America" from 1991-present, and was the recipient of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's (AILA) first Mentor Award in 1992. Harvey was also the recipient of the Third Annual Carol King Award from the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild for excellence in the practice of immigration law. Recently, he received along with Maureen O'Sullivan, AILA's 2002 Elmer Fried Award for excellence in teaching immigration law.

Nancy Kelly is an attorney with Greater Boston Legal Services.

Thomas Moseley practices immigration law in Newark, NJ.

Gabriella Navarro-Busch is a solo/small practitioner with many clients seeking cancellation of removal - both non-LPRs and LPRs. She has an active practice before the IJs (mostly in LA), as well as before the BIA on a lot of motions, and before the 9th Circuit.

Zachary Nightingale is principal at Van Der Hout, Brigagliano, Nightingale, LLP. Mr. Nightingale is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law. He is a 1996 graduate of Stanford Law School, who received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989, and a Masters degree in Mathematics from Stanford University in 1991. He has been with the firm since 1996. His practice focuses on deportation defense and federal court litigation, with an emphasis on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. Other specialties include asylum, naturalization, and family-based adjustment of status. A significant part of his practice includes advising non-citizens and their attorneys as to the immigration consequences of pending criminal charges, and how to minimize those consequences.

John Willshire-Carrera is an attorney with Greater Boston Legal Services.


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$199 Seminar Package 
Includes all three dates:

Audio CD of Thur, Aug 7, 2008 (90 minutes)
Audio CD of Thur, Sep 4, 2008 (90 Minutes)
Audio CD of Wed, Oct 8, 2008 (90 Minutes)

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