A Review of Motions to Reopen In Absentia Orders

Full Title:I Need Some Sort Of “Excuse Rolodex…” A Review of Motions to Reopen In Absentia Orders

What is the best strategy when an in absentia order of deportation or removal stands in the way of your client applying for permanent residency, or places them at risk of separation from their home and family? Does it matter how long ago they were ordered deported or removed, what paperwork they received, or why they did not appear for court? What are the legal standards and deadlines for filing? And when should you file a motion with the Immigration Court or BIA as opposed to requesting a joint motion with DHS? This program will provide a comprehensive review of the legal standards for reopening in absentia orders, address recent legal updates, and discuss strategy considerations when seeking to reopen.

Nancy Alexander, Lucas & Barba, LLP, Portland, Oregon

Megan Brewer, Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin, Pasadena, California

Maggie Castillo, Castillo Law Firm, Long Beach, California


Date: Monday, December 13, 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CLE: 2 Hour General Credit

Price: LACBA Members $20 | Non-Members $30

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12/13/2021 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LACBA Zoom Webinar Los Angeles, CA 90012

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