|ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO IMMIGRATION REFORM
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.
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The panel will discuss administrative discretionary measures as a substitute for immigration reform legislation. Topics covered will include (1) creative use of priority dates; (2) advance parole as a vehicle for rendering non-citizens eligible for adjustment of status and employment authorization; (3) developing the notion of “parole in place”; (4) expanding the “dual intent” doctrine and the availability of premium processing; (5) exploring ways in which those granted Temporary Protected Status can become eligible for adjustment of status or change of non-immigrant status; (6) eliminating the three and ten year bars for those who travel pursuant to advance parole; (7) reducing the standard for "extreme hardship" in waiver applications for the three and ten year bars; and (8) the expanded use of deferred action with respect to select classes.
Gary Endelman, Attorney in Private Practice; In-house Immigration Counsel to BP America.
Cyrus Mehta, Founder and Managing Attorney of Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, PLLC.
Lenni Benson, Professor, New York Law School
Leon Wildes, Founder, Wildes & Weinberg PC; Adjunct Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Mark Curley, Deputy Chief, USCIS Northeast Law Division.
Committee on Immigration and Naturalization, Mark Von Sternberg