Family Based Petitions for Legal Permanent Residency

(263 Ratings)

Produced on: October 03, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

The American Dream…it use to be having a family, house, car, and maybe a dog. Today, you can also add becoming a legal permanent resident and ultimately, a citizen of the United States. In this course, we will discuss family based petitions, the adjustment of status process and naturalization.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand who qualifies for a family based petition, including relationship, age, and lawful entry requirements, and the waiting period for each category
  2. Become familiar with the application process from intake through citizenship, including forms, documents and interview
  3. Recognize the differences between consular vs. domestic processing
  4. Learn what types of waivers are available and how to apply for them
  5. Understand how to fight removal proceeding through hearings and trial


Tahanie Aboushi

The Aboushi Law Firm

Tahanie attended Syracuse University School of Law. Following her first year, she clerked for the Honorable Milton A. Tingling, of the New York State Supreme Court, New York County.

Tahanie served as a student attorney in the Criminal Defense Clinic where she successfully represented all her clients resulting in dismissal of all charges. She also clerked for the Kings County District Attorney's Office where she assisted in trial preparation. Tahanie was elected Intercollegiate Competition Director for the Moot Court Honor Society and was law clerk for the United States Attorney's Office of the Northern District of New York specializing in Civil Forfeitures and Drug Crimes.

Upon graduating law school, Tahanie joined the firm, Adams, Sampson & Associates, LLC. as an associate and handled matters in the area of Family law, Criminal Law, Immigration and Foreclosure Defense. Tahanie is now of counsel to that firm and is the Founding Partner of The Aboushi Law Firm.

Tahanie is Admitted to practice in New York State, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Member: New York City Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association, National Association of Trial Lawyers and New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Areas of practice: Immigration, Family Law, Wills, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant, Foreclosure, Criminal Law, Commercial, Federal and Civil Litigation. 

Tahanie can be reached at 212.300.2113 or at



Henry V.

Great overview.


Very well laid out presentation complete with relevant slides.

Richard R.

Thank you.

joseph m.

Very informative

Susan T.

Good review

Bielka M. T.

Very thorough

Lora C.

Ms Aboushi has presented a very well thought out program with real information and supporting documents.

Paul C.

This is a very technical area and the speaker, Ms. Aboushi, was fantastic.


One of the best CLE presenters I have seen on Lawline or elsewhere.

David F.

Very informative

Laura B.

Excellent CLE presentation. Very knowledgeable presenter.

T. J. D.

This was a model Presentation! One of the absolute best for content, coverage, and clarity.

Ayisha R.

I found this course tremendously interesting and informative. Thank you. Will definitely be very helpful in my practice.

Jorge R.

very good presentation

Bernadette M.


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