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Family Immigration For Experts

Speakers: with Leon Rosen, Kristin Knudson, Jared Slater, Seymour Rosenberg, Melvin Solomon, and others to be announced

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Each call features an hour of analysis, strategy and practice tips, followed by questions and answers from participants. MCLE Credits in CA, TX and other states (click here for more details).


FIRST Phone Session on May 23 - Marriage Cases

  • When can agents cost the marital trust hole in investigating the bona fide the of a marital relationship?
  • Hypothetical: Alien spouse is arrested, either by local authorities or ICE where parties were living together but not married. They want to marry but ICE will not release the alien spouse nor make agreements for the conduct for marital settlement.
  • Self petitioning what to do if the US citizen spouse dies before 2 years of the day of marriage but USCIS did not act on the petition in a reasonable period of time?

SECOND Phone Session on June 20 - General Strategies

  • What to do if USCIS denies a petition? -How to compel examination of favorable issues?
  • US citizenship at birth out side the United States. Derivative citizenship -Bona fides of marital relationships where the parties reside in different places but for a good cause.
  • Lessons from more than half a century of practice by Leon Rosen

THIRD Phone Session on July 3 - Special Cases

  • Special immigration juveniles. How? When to seek such status?
  • Adoption-what constitutes living with the adoptive parent for 2 years?
  • Same sex marriages: Petitions and Fiance visas

Citations for Session 1

Leon Rosen has practiced immigration law for 58 years. Mr. Rosen is also past National President of AILA, 1995 recipient of award for Promoting Excellence in the Practice of Immigration Law and has been member of AILA Board for 48 years.

Kristin Knudson came to the Allott Immigration Law Firm after two years at a private law firm in Denver. Her practice includes a broad range of employment and family-based immigration cases, as well as visas for victims of crimes and removal defense. Currently, Kristin is the Chair of the U Visa Working Group, which focuses on educating law enforcement agencies, attorneys and the immigrant community about U visas for victims of certain crimes. She is a member of the Pro Bono Mentoring Panel of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) for the two-year term from 2012 to 2014, advising volunteers attorneys on pro bono immigration cases.

Jared Slater is a Senior Attorney at FosterQuan, LLP. He is a graduate of South Texas College of Law and University of Houston. Mr. Slater is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is a member of AILA, and has formerly served as U.S. Congressional aide to the Honorable Ken Bensten and the Honorable Chris Bell.



Seymour Rosenberg is the Firm's Special Counsel for Immigration and Naturalization law. He has practiced in the field of immigration law for more than twenty-five years. Mr. Rosenberg is a past President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and currently serves as a Member of its Board of Governors. He is the founder and editor of The Consular Handbook, which is currently in its Twelfth Edition.

Melvin Solomon is managing partner of the firm Parsekian and Solomon Immigration, P.C. A nationaly recognized immigration law specialist, Mr. Solomon offers more than three decades of practical, hands-on experience. He has lectured frequently and published extensively articles on various immigration law topics. Mr. Solomon has been named one of the Best Immigration Lawyers in the United States and in New Jersey by various national and state bar publications. Among Mr. Solomon’s numerous publications is “Family-Sponsored Immigration”, which can be found at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Publications Online Bookstore. He also served as a speaker on a core curriculum panel entitled “Immigration Visa Processing Part 1: Family, Special Immigrant & Diversity Visa Lottery.” For the past 12 years, Mr. Solomon has been an annual speaker at the National Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Mr. Solomon is a graduate of Rutgers College and Rutgers University School of Law. He is a past Chairman of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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Includes all three dates:
Audio Streaming for May 23, 2013 (60 min)
Audio Streaming for June 20, 2013 (60 min)
Audio Streaming for July 3, 2013 (60 min)

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