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Practical Advice on Hot Topics in U.S. Immigration Law - 6 Months into the Trump Administration

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Executive Room A & B / Crave  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $40.00

Deadline to Register: June 27

This is a panel discussion featuring Practical Advice on Hot Topics in U.S. immigration law, with a focus on ethical considerations and challenges. Rather than cover a few topics in detail, we plan to "issue spot" on a wide range of topics to assist practitioners in identifying current trends:

  • The status of discretionary programs – DACA and TPS;
  • Ethical considerations for Changing Rules/Processes/Programs;
  • The ethics of asylum representation;
  • Dealing with slow processing times – at the new downtown Minneapolis Field Office and all the regional service centers, plus NVC/U.S. consulates;
  • Update on local EOIR/Immigration Court priorities;
  • RFEs on I-864 affidavits of support;
  • The availability of Mexican police certificates;
  • H-1B challenges (cap/cap-exempt/specialty occupation/site visits);
  • Volatility of Employment-Based Visa Numbers and the monthly Visa Bulletin;
  • EB I-485s and "Supplement J";
  • Is PERM actually a bright spot in EB immigration?
  • I-9 Compliance/Litigation/Sanctions ("Hire American; Buy American");
  • Ongoing aggressiveness of ICE, as well as Customs & Border Protection

Please join the Immigration Section for this educational presentation (1.5 regular CLE credits + .5 Ethics credits). There will also be the immigration section’s annual meeting and election of officers. Heavy appetizers and drinks are included in the cost of registration.

Section members not attending the CLE are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting and evening social hour free of charge. For catering purposes, RSVPs to Kayla Erbach are appreciated.

Program Schedule:

3:30 – 4:00 PM | Social Hour
4:00 – 6:00 PM | CLE Program
6:00 – 6:15 PM | Annual Meeting and Elections
6:15 – 7:00 PM | Social Hour

Event Sponsors:




Edward Beckmann | Attorney at Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC
Mirella Ceja-Orozco | Attorney at Steven C. Thal, PA
Alan Goldfarb | Attorney at Davis & Goldfarb, PLLC
Caroline Ostrom | Attorney at Ostrom & Peterson LLC
Patricia Perez-Jenkins | Attorney at Perez-Jenkins Law, LLC


Robert Webber | Attorney at Webber Law Firm, LLC

CLE Credits:

1.5 Standard CLE credit approved | 0.5 Ethics credit approved | Event Code: 240611


Immigration Law Section Members: $10
MSBA Member not in the section: $30
Non-Member: $40
Law Students: $10

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is not available.

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Kayla Erbach | 612-278-6325
No sessions have been associated with this event.