Getting Back on Track—What to Do When a Case Goes Off the Rails

  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: AILA
  • This event takes place online.
  • Source: Immigration Advocates Network > IAN Nonprofit Resource Center
  • Immigration

All experienced practitioners have had cases that went off the rails at some point --unwarranted filing rejections, the government loses a file or sends it to the wrong place, a case hits processing purgatory, or the government decision is wrong on the law or the facts. Usually, these hiccups occur when it is imperative to have had a decision yesterday. In this seminar, experienced practitioners discuss how to effectively and efficiently get around roadblocks when your case hits a procedural wall.
Topics include:

  • Who to Call and How to Contact USCIS to Get Your Voice Heard Quickly
  • Facilitating Visa Issuance and Overcoming Visa Denials at U.S. Consulates
  • When to Bring in the "Big Guns" - Use of AILA Liaisons and Congressional Liaisons
  • When to Use the Ombudsman and File a DHS-7001
  • When to Appeal and When to Re-file?
  • When Is it Time to Bite the Bullet and Sue?

Suzanne B. Seltzer (dl), AILA USCIS Service Centers Operations Committee Chair, New York, NY
Nancy B. Elkind, Denver, CO (Invited, not yet confirmed.)

Register by clicking here. If for some reason you need to mail or fax in your registration, you can also download and complete a registration form. If you register online, do not also mail in a registration form. The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on 8/21/2013.

  • CLE Credit Comments: AILA will file for CLE and specialized credit in all jurisdictions with mandatory CLE and specialized requirements. More details about specific approvals will be available here closer to the seminar date.