How do I:

1. Find out what to do when USCIS says NVC has the file, and NVC says it doesn’t?
2. Get a step-by-step rundown of how to fill out a Form I-129 and document it?
3. Find the hidden time bombs in an affidavit of support?
4. Obtain the low-down on what to expect in immigration court straight from 3
Immigration Judges?
5. Get therapy for my RFE/denial-triggered paranoia?
6. Deal with the black hole that is the material support bar?
7. Get Ira Kurzban to answer my questions?

The answers to all those questions can be found at the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Annual Conference (, starting the evening of Wednesday, June 3, at the Palazzo/Venetian Congress Center in Las Vegas, specifically:

1. At “Dealer’s Choice: National Benefits Center and National Visa Center Updates” on Thursday, 6/4 at 4:00 pm, in room Lando 4204.
2. At “Fundamentals: H-1B & L-1: I-129 Preparation and Supporting Documents” on Thursday, 6/4 at 8:00 pm, in room Marcello 4401A.
3. At “Affidavit of Support Enforcement Issues: No Such Thing as a Quickie Divorce” on Thursday, 6/4 at 2:50 pm, in room Lando 4301A.
4. At “Fundamentals: Procedure at Immigration Court 101” on Thursday, 6/4 at 8:00 pm, in room Lando 4301A.
5. Your local mental health association. OR at “Becoming a Pit Boss: Controlling Your NIV Responses to RFEs, NOIDs, and NOIRs” on Friday, 6/5 at 7:30 am in room Lando 4204. OR at “Responding to Extraordinary Ability/NIW RFEs” on Saturday, 6/6 at 10:15 am, in room Lando 4301A.
6. At “Be Careful Where Your Money Goes: The Material Support Bar to Asylum and Adjustment” on Saturday, 6/6 at 1:35 pm, in room Lando 4204.
7. At the BYOQ (Bring Your Own Questions) Lounge in the exhibit hall on Thursday, 6/4 at 4:00 pm. Or at “Following the Money: Suing for Damages” on Saturday, 6/6 at 1:35 pm in room Lando 4301A. Or anytime you can find him around the conference.

Sign up at by Monday, May 4, and save $250 off on-site registration (plus get a free 60-day subscription to AILALink and a coupon for a distance learning seminar, worth $129).

OK, yes, I’m shameless. This is an ad in blog’s clothing. But the Annual Conference really is THE place to be for any lawyer doing any immigration law. And I hope to see you there!