Ron Klasko, Bill Stock, Suzanne Seltzer, and Elise Fialkowski will all be presenting at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada from June 25 - 28. Following are the program names accompanied by a brief synopsis of each respective session:
- Ron will lead a panel discussion entitled “Dealing with the Eternal Adjustment Applicant.” Horrifically long priority date backlogs have given rise to a new category of foreign national - the “Eternal Adjustment Applicant,” which poses a whole new set of problems for practitioners.
- Bill will serve as a panelist on “Driving Us Crazy – The Localization of Immigration Law: State and Local Regulations.” Frustrated by the lack of comprehensive immigration reform, local and state governments have jumped into the legislative fray to enact laws controlling immigration. This panel will survey local restrictions that impact driver’s licenses, the ability to work, renting a home, running a business or getting married, as well as cover up-to-the minute challenges, discuss trends and grass-roots advocacy efforts.
- Suzanne will be the lead faculty member of “Silver Into Gold: Transforming Your Case Into EB-1 or NIW.” Severe retrogression in employment-based immigrant visa numbers and lengthy delays in the processing of adjustments make EB-1 qualification, or even an EB-2 national interest waiver, an attractive green card strategy. However, not every client is a Nobel Laureate. For those who are not, this panel discusses strategies for effectively triaging less obvious cases, flushing out evidence of national or international renown and developing a winning case.
- Elise will serve as a panelist in “Show Me the Money: Financial Issues in Employment-Based Immigration.” This panel will address financial issues that commonly arise in the life of an employment-based visa petition. It will provide an overview of complex financial transactions and guidance on reading financial statements and satisfying the “net assets” test to show ability to pay.
June 25, 2008 - June 28, 2008
American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference