Reeves Immigration Law Group Partner Eric R. Welsh will be serving as a member of the faculty for the 2023 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law, to be held June 21-24, 2023 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, FL. Eric’s panel, “Section 245(i) and Grandfathering: A Refresher,” will address topics surrounding the decades-old INA §245(i), including case law, how the section works alongside other immigration law, and other benefits and challenges. Find further details on the panel below, and click the following links for more information on the conference, and to register.
Section 245(i) and Grandfathering: A Refresher
Friday, June 23, 2023, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
Discussion Leader – Reginald A. Pacis
Speaker – Eric R. Welsh
Speaker – Helen Parsonage
Speaker – Christine Hernandez
Several decades have passed since the inauguration of INA §245(i) as a means to adjust for entries without inspection (EWIs) and overstays subject to the three– and ten-year bars. Panelists will review the body of case law and rules permitting §245(i) adjustment, the interplay with §245(a), §245(c), and I-601A waivers, derivative benefits, and documentation challenges.
Featured Topics include:
Background of INA §245(i)
Documenting §245(i) eligibility
Beneficiary’s history and changed circumstances
Evaluating eligibility for §245(i) beneficiaries beyond the principal