Hot Topics in Inadmissibility: Tattoos, Smuggling, and Marijuana

Thursday February 02

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

Staying current with inadmissibility trends is crucial to avoid unwelcome surprises at consular interviews. Evaluating client tattoos is extremely important to avoid a gang inadmissibility finding and a denial for which there is no waiver. Whether clients have “smuggled” their own children or others into the United States is another important consideration that must be addressed from the time of the initial consultation. Finally, medical and legal marijuana present additional challenges with health and controlled substances grounds of inadmissibility. Our panel of experts share best practices for screening and preparing clients, and advise on utilizing experts and advanced medical technology to overcome these inadmissibility grounds.

Featured Topics:

  • Tattoos: The Good, the Bad, and the Visible
    -What Tattoos Are Likely to Trigger Gang Inadmissibility Findings?
    -What Resources and Experts Are Available to Evaluate Tattoos and Overcome an Inadmissibility Finding?
    -Removing Tattoos and the Ethical Implications of Advising Clients to Remove Them
  • Fighting and Waiving the Smuggling Ground of Inadmissibility
  • Advising Clients About Medical and Legal Marijuana in Order to Avoid Health and Controlled Substance Inadmissibility Findings

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  • CLE Credit Comments: AILA will administer CLE credit to individuals who register for and dial in to the seminar only. AILA cannot verify your attendance and participation in this program unless you register directly for the seminar and use your own telephone line to participate in the call. Therefore, persons who listen in on the call as part of a group will not be able to obtain CLE credit.