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46th Annual Immigration & Naturalization Institute

Tuesday September 03

  • By: PLI
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    810 7th Avenue
    New York City and Webinar, NY
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  • Source: New York

This year's program will examine key immigration trends and hot topics for 2013. You will hear from Washington insiders about what is likely to happen with immigration legislation in the coming months, including the real possibility of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Will anything move on bills eliminating the per-country limit for employment-based cases, or increasing immigration opportunities for high-skilled workers? What can we expect from the Department of Labor - more audits, supervised recruitment? Can employers expect continued increases in ICE enforcement activities and Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) inspections?

Join us at this year's Institute to hear an outstanding faculty of leading practitioners in the field discuss recent reforms and developments that impact your practice. Topics will include issues related to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) applications, new immigration initiatives in Washington and around the country, immigrant and nonimmigrant processing issues, and new laws and policies related to enforcement.

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You will learn:

  • Legislative update - the evolving efforts at immigration reform
  • L-1B adjudication at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of State - will the trends continue?
  • Trends in USCIS Adjudication
  • H-1B cap analysis for FY 13, and a look forward to FY 14
  • PERM adjudication - where is it moving - what triggers audits and supervised recruitment?
  • State legislation, E-Verify changes, employer sanctions and interior enforcement - are there Fourth Amendment issues?
  • USCIS' transitions to an online, centralized manual of immigration policies - will the manual improve consistency and transparency and how will this affect your practice?
  • Tips for filing approvable I-601 provisional unlawful presence waivers under USCIS' new rules.
  • Strategies for protecting employers from immigration-related penalties, including comprehensive compliance programs for LCAs, I-9s, PERMs, and more.

Who should attend

This program is for attorneys specializing in immigration law, as well as those who work with immigration matters as part of a diverse practice or at large international law firms. The program is also valuable for in-house counsel and personnel managers at corporations who have responsibility for employment and immigration matters.

PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact or call (800) 260-4PLI.

If you can't make the program in person, schedule a PLI Groupcast to allow group viewing via Live or On-Demand Webcast in your office. Contact the Groupcast Department via email at for more details.


All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

PLI Scholarships

Full and partial scholarships are available for judges, judicial law clerks, law professors, law students, attorneys 65 or older, law librarians, attorneys who work for nonprofit organizations, legal services organizations or government agencies, and unemployed attorneys. Scholarship applications must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the Live Seminar, Webcast or CLE Now (On-Demand Web Programs) you wish to attend. For additional information on scholarships and to download the scholarship application form, please visit our website: To register for a program, call PLI's Customer Service Department at (800) 260-4754 or register online at When registering please refer to CODE: RCN1-8ACS9

  • CLE Credit Comments: NY: 1.5 Ethics and 12 Professional Practice

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Kate Powers is an associate in the litigation department at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School where she served as a Notes Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. She currently volunteers with Her Justice in New York. Read More

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