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"Immigration Implications of September 11th tragedy"
Co-Sponsored by AILA & CINL/ABCNY
Speakers: Denyse Sabagh, Judy Golub, Angelo Paparelli, Carol Wolchok, Crystal Williams, Cyrus Mehta, Angela Kelley and Norman Peterson
Moderated by Stephen Yale-Loehr.

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The tragic events of September 11th will have many short-term and long-term effects on the immigration field. This telephonic seminar series will focus on the important points detailed below. The attorneys and others presenting the seminar are doing so pro bono. ILW.COM is offering the series at-cost. This is not a venture to make money, but a service designed to assist attorneys to cope with the immigration aftermath of the events of September 11th. The seminar is co-sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

The seminar series consists of three seminars of 60 minutes each. The first two sessions were held on September 28 and November 2 respectively. The third seminar is scheduled for January 4. The intention is that the third seminar will be after Congress has adjourned for the year, so that a fuller analysis can be presented to attorneys. Those who sign up now will receive a tape for each of the three sessions.

The total cost for the entire seminar series is $49. Several people can share the cost by sitting around a speaker-phone, however only one password will be provided per sign-up. An email list-serv will supplement the seminar to facilitate additional information exchange (including Q&A).

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


FIRST Phone Session on Sep 28, 2001:

  1. Analysis of anti-terror legislation: immigration provisions and provisions to benefit victims of Sept 11
  2. Responses to ethnic profiling
  3. What to do if your client is detained or questioned
  4. Reinstating immigration petitions after a sponsor's death on Sept 11
  5. Deferred action as a way to stay in the United States
  6. How to advise clients about higher likelihood of visa denials, increased visa checks, delays, etc.
  7. How to advise clients about the increasing importance of maintaining status
  8. How to deal with increasing general INS and DOS delays
  9. How to deal with increased INS scrutiny of all petition types
  10. Special considerations for dealing with clients from the Middle and Near East and/or who are Muslim
  11. How to deal with increased detention

SECOND Phone Session on Nov 2, 2001:

  1. How to prepare for legislation that now may not be enacted (e.g., 245(i)) and bad legislation that may be enacted (e.g., increased restrictions a la AEDPA and IRRIRA)
  2. Concerns of Foreign Workers & U.S. Employers
  3. Maintaining lawful immigration status for nonimmigrant workers
  4. Skeletons in the closet: proactive/curative steps to show employer record-keeping compliance with DOL and INS regulations
  5. Seeking INS' favorable discretion for extraordinary circumstances as a basis to forgive lapses in status
  6. Using H-1B and AOS portability and open-market EADs to survive a termination
  7. How the immigration lawyer can add value: Advocacy in RFEs, petition denials and visa refusals
  8. Maximizing adjustment eligibility through INA Section 245(k)
THIRD Phone Session on Jan 4, 2001:
  1. Legislative update after the USA Patriot Act
  2. Implementation of the USA Patriot Act
  3. Foreign student and scholar tracking proposals
  4. New screening procedures for visa applicants
  5. General travel tips for noncitizens

Citations for Session 1,     Citations for Session 2,     Citations for Session 3
Question 1,     Question 2
Importance of Maintaining Status after September 11 (Part I),
Importance of Maintaining Status after September 11 (Part II),
Tips for Traveling in Uncertain Times


Stephen W. Yale-Loehr is co-author of Immigration Law and Procedure, the leading immigration law treatise, published by Matthew Bender & Company, Inc. He also teaches immigration law and refugee law at Cornell Law School, and is of counsel at True, Walsh & Miller in Ithaca, NY, where he practices immigration law.

Denyse Sabagh practices immigration and nationality law with Duane, Morris and Heckscher, LLP in Washinton, DC. She is past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has served on its board of governors.

Judy Golub is Senior Director of Advocacy and Public Affairs at the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Angelo A. Paparelli is the managing partner of Paparelli and Partners LLP in Irvine, California. He is a nationally recognized speaker, published author and leading expert on cutting-edge business-related immigration issues.

Carol Wolchok is director of the American Bar Association Center for Immigration Law and Representation. The Center monitors federal legislation and litigation affecting the rights of immigrants and refugees, develops legal services and pro bono programs for newcomers, and educates members of the bar and judiciary about immigration law and procedures.

Crystal Williams is Director of Liaison and Information for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Cyrus Mehta is Chair of the Immigration & Nationality Committee of the Association of the City Bar of New York and is a trustee of the American Immigration Law Foundation.

Angela Kelley is the Deputy Director of the National Immigration Forum, the nation's premier immigration advocacy organization.

Norman J. Peterson is Vice President for Public Affairs at NAFSA, Association of International Educators, and is Director of the Office of International Programs at Montana State University.


$49 Seminar Package
Includes all three (3) seminars

Fri., Sep. 28, 2001 (Tape only)
Fri., Nov. 02, 2001 (Tape only)
Fri., Jan. 04, 2001 (Tape only)

If you prefer to sign up by mail or fax click here for the order form

Disclaimer: participation in this seminar does not create an attorney-client relationship with the speakers