CLE credits earned: 2 General Credits (WA 2 Law and Legal)

The world is facing unprecedented uncertainty due to COVID-19. Immigration Lawyers in particular are facing a challenging time as many of our regular ways of doing things have had to change in light of global travel restrictions, worldwide closures of embassies and consulates, suspension of immigration appointments and in-person services inside the US, and Presidential Proclamations limiting immigration. This CLE will discuss the developments of the past few months and help practitioners get a grasp on what has happened so far, what could happen over time, and where to go for updates as this worldwide crisis unfolds. We will also discuss potential impact of the 2020 Elections on the related Immigration issues. This course will focus on developments since the first CLE on this topic from April 2020.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

• Presidential Proclamations limiting Immigration and how to get an exemption
• USCIS and US Embassies- Status of reopening
• Ongoing Travel Restrictions
• Potential Impact of the 2020 Election on related Immigration Issues

Date / Time: November 10, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 24 hours after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year. 
Closed-captioning available upon request

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Original Broadcast Date: November 10, 2020

Deirdre D. Nero | NERO Immigration Law, P.L.

Deirdre D. Nero started her own Immigration & Nationality Law Practice, NERO Immigration Law, in 2009 after having practiced in two large law firms for several years. Ms. Nero previously served as the attorney in charge of the Individual and Small/Medium Company division at the Coral Gables, Florida office of a major international immigration law firm; and prior to that as an attorney in the International and Immigration and Nationality Law Groups for a domestic and international commercial law firm in Florida. She led that firm’s immigration practice from 2006-2008. With 17 years of experience under her belt, Ms. Nero has helped hundreds of clients from all over the globe navigate the complicated world of Immigration Law.

Ms. Nero’s practice focuses on all types of business immigration including employment-based immigrant (permanent residency) and nonimmigrant (temporary) visa petitions, and related business immigration matters. She has extensive experience with PERM Labor Certification applications, and also routinely handles family immigration matters and naturalizations. She frequently works with companies to ensure they are compliant with Immigration laws relating to Form I-9, E-Verify, and Immigration Related Discrimination.

Ms. Nero works closely with companies and individual clients to personally coordinate and execute all aspects of the client’s Immigration strategy and represent them in front of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of State. She represents clients in all 50 States and from countries around the globe and takes pride in providing individualized service and maintaining a very high success rate.

Ms. Nero is the Former Chair of the South Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Business & Investment Committee, and a seasoned speaker and writer on Immigration Law topics. She holds an AV® Preeminent™ Rating since 2014, showing she is well-respected by her peers, and was honored to be chosen as one of Florida Trend’s 2019 Florida Legal Elite.

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I. Presidential Proclamations limiting Immigration and how to get an exemption 2:00-2:08
II. Ongoing Travel Restrictions and Border Closings 2:08-2:16
III. USCIS and US Embassies – Status of reopening
IV. Avoiding an Overstay- Extensions of Status and Satisfactory Departure for ESTA / VWP 2:16-2:25
V. I-9 Compliance and E-verify during COVID- Remote Employees and Other Issues 2:25-3:33
VI. DOL Filing Issues involving H-1B & PERM 2:33-2:42
VII. Changes in Salary and other working conditions for H-1B workers During COVID-19 2:42-2:50
VIII. Layoffs and Foreign National Employees 2:50-2:58
IX. COVID-19 and the Public Charge Rule 2:58-3:06
X. Trusted Traveler Program Suspensions 3:06-3:15
XI. Social Security office closures 3:15-3:25
XII. Impact of the 2020 Election- what will/will not change as a result 3:25-3:35
XIII. Other Hot & Late Breaking Topics 3:35-3:45
XIV. Question & Answer 3:45-4:00