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2021 AILA Paralegals Virtual Conference

August 18
Speaking Engagement
August 18, 2021
10am - 11am

David Wilks will be participating as a speaker on August 18 for the 2021 AILA Paralegals Virtual Conference.  David will join other presenters for this panel titled, "View from Above: Basic Concepts in Employment-Based Immigration," which will discuss relationships and obligations in employment-based immigration and ethics rule concerns and potential conflicts of interests from a high altitude perspective; concepts of nonimmigrant intent versus immigration “green card” intent including suggestions for appropriate immigration categories depending on whether the “green card” is being pursued; an overview of labor certification issues including the recruitment phase; the strategies that are employed in the ever changing visa bulletin.

  • Petitioner/Beneficiary and Dual Representation vs. Self-Petitioners
  • Nonimmigrant vs. Immigrant Intent and Dual Intent Classifications
  • Labor Certification (aka “PERM” or “Form 9089”) Issues
  • The Visa Bulletin—Differences Between Final Action Dates and Filing Dates and a Discussion of the Impact on Priority Dates and “Speed” of the Green Card Process
  • Visas vs. Status
  • Red Flag Issues: Authorized Status, Period of Stay Authorized by the Attorney General (POSABAG) and the 3- and 10-Year Bars from Admission

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