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Administrative Processing: Alternatives to Waiting

March 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Your client has waited for over a year to bring a loved relative to the United States. The last hurdle has come, the day of the immigrant visa interview. The interview passes and you get a panicked call, “the consular officer said we have to wait for a decision!” A week passes, no news. Two weeks pass, no news. You write the immigrant visa unit and ask what is going on and get the dreaded response, “the case is pending administrative processing. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on the individual circumstances of each case.”  Rather than pulling out your hair and gnashing your teeth, this webinar will go over techniques to identify the problem, calm the client down, and speed up the process.
  • How to avoid administrative processing (e.g., preloading your case).
  • When to wait and for how long.
  • How to identify the potential problem.
  • Exploring and exhausting your remedies.
  • Possibilities for litigation.

About our presenter.

Jay Gairson is an immigration and national security attorney in Seattle, Washington.  His clients are primarily from the Middle East, East Africa, and South Asia.  He regularly handles cases that receive additional fraud detection and national security review.  He uses systems thinking to evaluate government programs and strategize solutions to problems that appear to be otherwise intractable.  He graduated in 2010 cum laude from Seattle University.  He has served on several professional committees including AILA Washington’s Executive Committee and is highly involved in community groups.


March 29, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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