United States immigration laws have changed dramatically over the past ten years. There is no shortage of news coverage addressing the latest legal challenges and changes to the immigration system. These alterations are most noticeable in the area of deportation or removal of non-citizens.

The legal process leading to removal can be complex and overwhelming. Join the Federal Bar Association May 18-19, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee for the Immigration Law Conference at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Speakers will discuss the latest legislation and case law pertaining to relief from removal. Specifically, the panel titled “Relief From Removal: Basic Overview of Potential Relief in Removal Proceedings – Asylum, Cancellation, Waivers, Adjustment of Status, and Voluntary Departure” will explore possible defenses to removal, burdens of proof, requesting relief from removal, and different types of relief.  To attend, visit www.fedbar.org/immlaw18.

Many forms of relief are available to a respondent seeking to eschew removal from the United States yet not all forms of relief in removal proceedings are accessible to all respondents. A number of factors impact eligibility for relief, including manner of entry into the United States, current immigration status, family ties to the United States, length of residence in the United States, criminal history, and prior immigration law violations.

Moderator Rebeca E. Salmon (Access to Law Foundation) along with speakers Eileen P. Blessinger (Blessinger Legal PLLC), Glenda McGraw Regnart (Cascadia Cross Border Law and Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge), and Arturo R. Rios (Law Office of Arturo R. Rios PA) will discuss the circumstances that could lead to an individual being placed in deportation or removal proceedings.

Speakers will address the most common reasons immigrants are placed in deportation or removal proceedings, including misdemeanor and felony convictions; guilty finding in any offense related to controlled substances; national security offenses; unlawful employment; or immigration violations.

This conference is an essential, practical guide to all aspects of relief from removal cases.

It is designed to help both new and experienced attorneys better understand the complexities of practicing immigration law and relief from removal including protection-based relief and special forms of temporary relief.

Speakers will provide a detailed description of the law, as well as strategies for defending clients in removal proceedings. Attendees will gain unique knowledge about removal proceedings, asylum, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, grounds of deportability, grounds for inadmissibility, waivers of inadmissibility and deportability in removal proceedings, voluntary departure, naturalization as a defense to removal, and judicial review of Removal Orders. Additionally, attendees will learn about the right to challenge the government’s charging documents and evidence in support of removability.

Join legal professionals for a two-day event full of CLE sessions and networking with a large and dedicated community of immigration law practitioners. Study this ever-changing area of legal practice at the 2018 Immigration Law Conference in Tennessee with fellow Federal Bar Association members. This conference will be invaluable for any attorney practicing immigration law. Register today at www.fedbar.org/immlaw18.


Stacy Slotnick, Esq. holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She performs a broad range of duties as an entertainment lawyer, including drafting and negotiating contracts; addressing and litigating trademark, copyright, patent, and other IP issues; and directing the strategy and implementation of public relations, blogging, and social media campaigns.