Immigration TANGO in Argentina

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Immigration Tango in Argentina

November 13 and 14, 2014  

November 13, 2014 – Tour of United States Consulate requested

9:00 to 4:30 PM (Tentative)

Hotel Reservations must be made before October 15, 2014 to secure AILA rate. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 100 REGISTRANTS!

Though we have requested the participation of consular officers in our CLE and a tour of the Consulate, be aware that this is never confirmed by the Department of State (“DOS”) until approximately one or two weeks before the scheduled event. The Mexico City District Chapter has no control over Consulate tours or Consulate participation. We are also not able to guarantee the tour due to the fact that Consulate security may cancel the tour in times of security threats.  You should receive an email with instructions regarding the tour at least one week before the conference.  Please note that you should familiarize yourself with any travel advisories and exercise due diligence traversing the city.  We have many special events planned, including Tango lessons, a Buenos Aires city tour and dinner. We have been advised that many restaurants will accept payment in U.S. dollars. Thus, you may want to bring U.S. dollars with you. All tours require a minimum of attendees, if this number is not reached, the event will be cancelled and your money refunded.


Florida CLE 10 (1.5 ethics) 1403432N

Texas CLE 7.75 (1.25 ethics) 901292750

California has CLE reciprocity with Texas and Florida







**All consulate representatives will only address post specific issues



Registration and Continental Breakfast



Introductory Remarks

Jeffrey A. Devore, Esq., Chair Mexico District Chapter



Hot Topics- Including Conference Participant Interactive Session on Consulate Adjudication Trends and Alerts*

-The Outlook for Immigration Legislation and Administrative Fixes

-Significant Changes at CIS, CBP and ICE

-Consular Practice Interactive Session

All Participants are Speakers

Charlotte Slocombe, Esq., London, England (moderator)

Avi Friedman, Esq., Los Angeles, Ca.

Nash Fayad, Esq., Washington, D.C.

*We hope everyone in the room will share their positive and negative experiences with different consulates so we can learn from each other



Working Around the H-1B Debacle

-Who is Subject to the H-1B Cap

-The Impact of H-1B Quota on Strategizing

-TN, H-1B1 and E-3, the Advantages and Pitfalls

-Ethical Considerations in Filing for an H-3 or J

-How Extraordinary Must One be to Qualify for the O?

-B-1 in Lieu of H-1B

Cyrus Mehta, Esq. New York, NY (moderator)

Chuck Kuck, Esq., Atlanta, Ga.

Maite Hoyos, Esq., Miami, Fl.

Josie Gonzalez, Esq., Los Angeles, Ca.



Coffee break


11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

E Visas: Dealing with Consular Nuances

-Is There a Conflict in the FAM between Real and Operating and In the Process of Investing

-How Much do Consular Officers Look at Source of Funds?

-Special E Issues for Investors in Real Estate  

-The Impact of Company Losses and the Failure to Hire Employees

-Is there Recourse When the E is Denied?

-Trade and Currency Transfer Restrictions and Their Impact on the E

-Ethical Issues where the Applicant is the Beneficiary of a Visa Petition

-Is LegalNet a Legal Not

Ramon Curiel, Esq., San Antonio, Tx. (moderator)

Avi Friedman, Esq. Los Angeles, Ca.

Leslie Holman, Esq., Burlington, Vt.

**U. S. Consulate of Buenos Aires, Argentina Representative (invited)




U.S. Consul General of Buenos Aires (invited)
Gabriela Vivanco of Vivanco and Vivanco, Esq. Recurring Issues in Argentina Immigration Processes



What Every Immigration Lawyer Needs to Know about U.S. Tax Laws

-What Is FATCA, FBAR and the HEART ACT and How Do These Impact Foreign Nationals?

-How Important Is It for Foreign Nationals to Seek Tax Advice Before Coming to the U.S.?

-What Is the Impact of a Foreign National Declaring Non-Residence on a U.S. Tax Return?

-U.S. Tax Penalties for Expatriation and Loss of Residence and How to Avoid These

-What is the Immigration Lawyer’s Ethical Role in Tax Planning?

Jack Finkelman, Esq., Coral Gables, Fl. (moderator)

Eduardo Arista, Esq. Miami, Fl.

Jeffrey A. Devore, Esq., Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.




EB-5: How To Avoid Malpractice in the Wild Wild West

-Loan vs. Equity model, What is the Difference?

-What is the Lawyer’s Ethical Duty in Filing a Regional Center EB-5?

-How Closely Should the Investor’s Lawyer Review a Regional Center Package?

-Dealing with the Myriad of Unanswered Questions in the EB-5 Arena in Providing Advise

-The Most Common Pitfalls in Regional Center and Direct EB-5 Filings

H. Ronald Klasko, Esq., Philadelphia, Pa. (moderator)

Tammy Fox-Isicoff, Esq., Miami, Fl.

Jeff Campion, Esq., Weston, Fl.



Coffee Break



Tips for filing Successful 212(d)(3) Waivers

-How to Package a Successful Application

-What does the Consulate Want to See?

-Dealing with “Reason to Believe” Grounds of Inadmissibility

-What Material Does the Consulate Send to the ARO?

-Is the ARO a Rubber Stamp for the Consulate?

-Can These be Litigated?

Anis Saleh, Esq., Miami, Fl. (moderator)

Cheryl David, NY, NY

Douglas Stump, Esq., Oklahoma City, Ok.

**U. S. Consulate of Buenos Aires, Argentina Representative (invited)



Is There any Hope for the Terminal Case

-Administrative Processing, What is it, and Is there a Way Out

-Can Law Enforcement Hits or Reason to Believe Charges be Refuted?

-Impact of the Permanent Bars and False Claims to USC on Minors

-Dealing with Issues Endemic to Gangs, Drugs and Alcohol

-What is the Lawyer’s Ethical Duty?

Jeff Joseph, Esq., Denver, Co. (moderator)

John Pratt, Esq., Miami, Fl.

Bryon Large, Esq., Denver, Co.
Claudia Slovinsky, Esq. NY, NY

**U. S. Consulate of Buenos Aires, Argentina Representative (invited)


Cocktail Reception


Cocktail Reception sponsored by






Registration on or before October 15, 2014

Registration $350 for speakers only

Registration $400 for AILA Mexico Chapter Members only

Registration $450 AILA non-Mexico Chapter Member

Registration $500 non-AILA Member

Add $75 for late registrants-anyone registering after October 15, 2014


Events not included in CLE fee can be registered for at time of on-line registration

Registration for extra events is only available before October, 15, 2014

City Tour for Saturday November 15, 2014 available 8:45 a.m. leaving from Loi Suites Lobby $36 pp

Tango and dinner Thursday evening November 13, 2014 leaving at 7:50 p.m. from Loi Suites Lobby $115 pp.

To arrange transport to and from the airport, or any private tours contact  54-11-4382-9998

To arrange tango lessons, available everyday, all day contact

Cell: 011-54-911-51498774 (From ABROAD)

Cell: 15-51498774 - (From ARGENTINA)


Housekeeping issues: Refunds for cancelled registration will be provided, if notice of cancellation is emailed to Nash Fayad at ( on or before November 1, 2014. A $50 processing fee will be withheld. CLE credit will be issued by the Florida and Texas Bar Associations. Every state has a process for obtaining CLE credits for courses approved in another state. There is usually a fee imposed by most state bars for this. Your state bar association website will have detailed information on how to obtain CLE credit for a course approved in another state.


Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, cocktail reception, and conference materials.



Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel:

AILA  has secured a guaranteed room rate of $160 for studio jr., $190 for studio executive, $215 for executive suite and $300 for superior suite-all rates include breakfast. Please note that Argentina has a 21% tax.  There are a limited number of hotel rooms available, and they must be reserved before October 15, 2014 to secure the AILA rate.  To make a hotel reservation email Cynthia at ( and reference hotel reservation for the November 14, 2014 AILA Mexico Chapter Conference in the subject line. The address for the hotel is:

Vicente Lopez 1955, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires.


U.S. Citizens need to apply on-line for a visa to Argentina

Please click here for more information on visa requirements for Argentina Business Visitors.

For travel advisories see


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