Fundamentals of Family-based U.S. Immigration Law

Production Date: February 02, 2017 Practice Areas: Immigration Law Estimated Length: 5583 minutes


$ 89 Immigration Law In Stock

Immigration law often intersects with other areas of law including divorce, adoption, tax and estate and criminal defense.  In this program, attorney Lindsay A. Curcio will provide an overview of family-based immigration. The program will include an explanation of permanent residence and conditional residence, how to read the U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin and how these concepts contribute to the timeline for petitioning for and processing a case, as well as issue-spotting in family-based immigration from initial consultation with attorney through preparation for applicant’s final interview at U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Consulate.

Ms. Curcio also covers the petition and application process for relatives including the K-1 fiance(e) status, financial considerations for the affidavit of support (required of those petitioning for relatives), responsibilities of petitioners and co-sponsors (if needed), qualifying based on earnings or assets, and domicile issues for petitioners living overseas at the time of application. She will also share important information about ages of children in the context of applying for immigration benefits and go over waiver applications for foreign national relatives with unlawful presence and other grounds of inadmissibility including criminal offenses or misrepresentation. 

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Understand the distinction between permanent residence and conditional residence
  2. Identify issues attorneys encounters in family-based immigration matters

  3. Explore the petition and application process for relatives

Marcia W.
Delray Beach, FL

A great introduction to a completed topic!

Paul C.
Troy, NY

one of the best programs, very informative and presented with clarity.

Adam F.
Miami Beach, FL

Top notch

paul c.
Flagstaff, AZ

Very positive presenter.

Cecil F.
Jersey City, NJ

Very good instructor, and excellent course materials.

Richard K.
Elkridge, MD

Highly recommended

Catherine D.
Rainier, OR


Todd L.
Northbrook, IL

great overview

Barbara M.
Chicago, IL

Excellent overview for someone who does not practice in this area. Of course, also quite timely.

Kerry L.
Charlotte, NC

Timely. Speaker had nice conversational tone. Very easy to listen to and learn from.

Kathleen O.
Greensboro, NC

Presenter did an excellent job.

Holly R.
New York, NY

Extremely helpful and great presenter. Thank you.

Julie A. B.
Hiles, WI

Continue to be impressed with the quality of Lawline’s faculty and Lawline’s program content. This is a particularly good course rooted in the fundamentals of immigration in an uncertain climate spawned by the new presidential administration.

Melissa B.
Charlotte, NC

Really excellent content. I really like the pace of her discussion as well.