Immigration Law

Immigration Law Forum 2024


This seminar is specifically designed both for experienced immigration lawyers and those who may never practice immigration law during their career. The first half of the seminar is focused on family immigration, court, enforcement and asylum issues, while the second half of the seminar focuses on investment and employment immigration issues. The schedule is packed with government speakers, so be sure to make plans to join this informative program!

Please note that the morning sessions are unable to be recorded for later distribution as on-demand videos due to agency policy, so you'll definitely want to join us in-person to reap the full benefits of these speakers.

Schedule At-A-Glance:

9-10am CT: USCIS Asylum Office - LaToya Beck, Director, New Orleans USCIS Asylum Office; Moderator: Dawn Garcia, Garcia Immigration Law
10-11am: U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement & Removal Operations and ICE Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) - Chad Naffziger, Deputy Chief Counsel, ICE Office of the Principal Legal Advisor; Amber Elmasry, Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer, ICE; Jared Brasel, Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer, ICE; Moderator: Steven Simerlein, Immigration Law Offices of Steven J. Simerlein
11-11:15am: Break
11:15am-12:15pm: U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) Update - Marcos Castells, Nashville Field Office Director, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services; Moderator: Elizabeth Patton, Rose Immigration Law
12:15-1:00pm: Lunch (Provided by BYDCash - Build Your Dreams!)
1-2pm: Hot Topics in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program - Ahmed Khan, Vice President, EB5AN; Waddell Wright, President, Henderick, Inc.; Michael Goode, Lewis Thomason; Moderator: Terry Olsen, Olsen Law Firm
2-3pm: U.S. Commercial Service Tennessee/U.S. Department of Commerce/International Trade Administration & Nashville Area Universities - Brie Knox, Director, U.S. Commercial Service Tennessee; Mark Brinkley, Director of International Education & Global Learning, Tennessee State University; Terry Olsen, Meharry Medical College; Andrea Pietrzyk, International Student & Scholar Services Office, Vanderbilt University; Shauna Walsh, Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services, Belmont University

SAVE MONEY: Use the prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership. Not a TBA member? Join now to start saving. Not an Immigration Law section member? Join the section to receive additional savings.


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Course Pricing
  • Member: 255.00
  • Non-Member: 455.00 (Includes TBA Complete Membership)
  • Section: 225.00
If you are not a TBA Member, you can join now to receive CLE discount prices and three prepaid credits.

TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TBA CLE onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.
Course Information May 31, 2024
  • Schedule: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Nashville, TN
Casa Azafran
  • Discount for Immigration Law Section members
  • Networking opportunity
  • Quality continuing legal education sessions
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 5.00
Total Credits: 5

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please contact TBA for Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama credit.

Course Agenda

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