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45th Annual Immigration & Naturalization Institute

Monday November 19 -
Tuesday November 20 2012

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Practising Law Institute
    810 7th Avenue
    New York City, NY
  • Contact:
    Leonard McKenzie
    Practising Law Institute
  • Website:

Why you should attend
This year's program will examine key immigration trends and hot topics for 2012. You will hear from Washington insiders about what is likely to happen with immigration legislation during this election year. Will anything move on bills eliminating the per-country limit for employment-based cases, or increasing immigration opportunities for high-skilled workers? Will the Obama Administration's recent actions on business immigration make a difference? Will adjudications at the agencies become more restrictive if we have a new Administration? What can we expect from the Department of Labor - more supervised recruitment, fees, etc.? What can employers expect with regard to ICE enforcement and Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) activity during the election year - and if there is a change in administration?

Join us at this year's Institute to hear an outstanding faculty of top-level government officials, along with leading practitioners in the field, to discuss recent reforms and developments that impact your practice. Topics will include new immigration initiatives in Washington and around the country, immigrant and nonimmigrant processing issues, and new laws and policies related to enforcement.

What you will learn
• Legislative update - the evolving efforts at immigration reform: what happens next?
• L-1B adjudications at USCIS and the Department of State - will stakeholder input help?
• Trends in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Adjudication - for better, for worse
• 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 4th Amendment issues?
• The President's initiative on "DREAMERS"

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.

Cost: $995 *

*PLI Offers 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.

PLI's live programs are approved in all states that require mandatory continuing legal education for attorneys. Please visit our website for additional State CLE information.

  • CLE Credit Comments: CLE-NY Credits Credit Status: Approved Transitional: No Total Credits: 15.50 Ethics: 2.00 Professional Practice: 13.50 CLE-NJ Credits Credit Status: Approved Total Credits: 15.60 Ethics: 2.10 General: 13.50 PLI's live programs are approved in all states that require mandatory continuing legal education for attorneys. Please visit our website for additional State CLE information.
  • Attachment(s): Scholarship_Application 2012.pdf

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