Navigating Marriage Immigration Issues for LGBTQ+ Clients

$95.00

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Course Description

This program was recorded on May 27, 2021

This course will cover the basics of representing a LGBTQ+ couple and/or the individual immigrant (if the marriage goes south or dissolves) in a marriage-based immigration case before USCIS and the U.S. Department of State. The course includes an overview of the process, how to prepare your clients, unique issues to watch out for, working with family lawyers when you need to, and preparing for ethical issues involving client privacy as well as the implication and options for your client and your representation if the marriage heads for divorce. Best practices and practice tips for handling these cases will be covered throughout.

Speaker Bio
1 General Credit
Course Agenda

Attorney Heather L. PooleHeather L. Poole
Managing Attorney Heather has devoted her entire legal career over the past twenty years to complex immigration law issues. She enjoys working one-on-one with individuals and families across the U.S. and the world who are in difficult situations who need trusted legal advice and realistic options. She regularly represents clients in USCIS hearings and Immigration Court trials, prepares clients with difficult issues that block green card issuance and risk deportation, and prepares clients for consulate interviews abroad. She handles complex appeals with the BIA, federal circuit court, and USCIS. She also travels and represents clients throughout the U.S., able to represent clients in every state as U.S. immigration is federal law.

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1 General Credit

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Course Agenda

• Introduction to Immigration options for Family members/how the system works

• LGBTQ+ Unique Issues in Marriage-Based Green Card Cases:

(1) Evolving benefits for LGBTQ+ under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)

(2) Marriage-based Immigration green card interviews

• Pros and Cons to Consular processing vs. Adjustment of Status (green card process in the U.S.)

• Location, location, location - Marriage and divorce validity issues

• Options and Ethical implications if and when the marriage falls apart.

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