Ciudad Juarez: Where It Goes From Here

Tuesday December 18

  • By: AILA
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    This event takes place telephonically.
    Webinar/Teleseminar, United States

With immigrant visa waivers moving stateside in the autumn of 2012, the longstanding role of the Ciudad Juarez USCIS office and consular post is changing. Many clients will not be eligible for stateside processing and still others may not want to file their cases in the United States. Find out how the offices in Juarez are changing, how to protect your client's interests, and when it might even make sense to avail yourself of the new CDJ.

  • Overview: Staffing Levels and Expected Workload/Timetables
  • What Cases Are Likely to End Up Staying at CDJ
  • Are There Cases We Want to File Out of the United States?
  • How to Navigate the New System to Protect Our Clients


  • Michael H. Davis (dl), Chair, AILA USCIS International Operations Liaison Committee, Minneapolis, MN
    Michael H. Davis is the managing partner at Davis & Goldfarb, PLLC. He has practiced immigration law exclusively since 1987, with a particular focus representing clients in complex visa matters at U.S. consulates worldwide, including applications for waivers of inadmissibility for criminal conduct, fraud, and unlawful presence. Michael is past chair of AILA's Minnesota-Dakota Chapter; chair of AILA's USCIS International Operations Liaison Committee; and co-editor of AILA's The Consular Practice Handbook (AILA 2011).
  • Noemi Ramirez, Los Angeles, CA
    Noemi Ramirez is the founder and managing attorney for the Law Office of Noemi G. Ramirez, APLC. She is a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law and practices in the sub-specialties of deportation defense, family-based immigration, professional visas, employment-based immigration and naturalization. She received her J.D. from Western State University in Fullerton, CA, and her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego. Ms. Ramirez is past chair of the AILA Southern California Chapter.
  • T. Douglas Stump, AILA President Elect, Oklahoma City, OK
    T. Douglas Stump is AILA president-elect and founder of Stump & Associates with offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. He has 30 years of experience in a practice focused on employment-based immigration law, complex deportation, federal court litigation, and family immigration matters. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Oklahoma's Top 50 Super Lawyers, The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Law, and Martindale-Hubble Preeminent Lawyers. He has served as an editor for a number of AILA publications.

Registration & Pricing:

  • AILA Members: $129*
  • Non-AILA Members: $199*

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