The U.S. Supreme Court on February 26, 2018 dealt a blow to President Donald Trump, requiring his administration to maintain protections he has sought to end for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally into the U.S. as children.

Under a lower court order that remains in effect, the Department of Homeland Security must still accept renewal applications from the approximately 700,000 young people who are currently enrolled in the DACA program. The justices refused to hear the administration’s appeal of a federal judge’s recent nationwide injunction that halted Trump’s move to cancel a program that benefits immigrants known as “Dreamers,” which was implemented in 2012. The Trump administration had intended to shut the program down by March 5, 2018.

As today’s changing political climate impacts the incredibly complex maze of immigration law and policy, the Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Law Conference in Memphis, Tennessee on May 18-19, 2018 provides a venue for in-depth discussion on of-the-moment topics that are critical to immigration law practice.

Gain a heightened understanding of what you need to know to practice immigration law successfully.  Join legal professionals for this two-day Immigration Law Conference full of CLE sessions and networking with a large and dedicated community of immigration law practitioners. Register today at www.fedbar.org/immlaw18 to use early bird pricing!

Join our experienced panelists for a review of some of the key aspects of Immigration Law, including such timely topics as: U.S. citizenship and naturalization, travel permits, extension of tourist visas, political asylum, removal proceedings, immigrant juvenile cases, and the impact of the current political debate on immigration policy.

Immigration law is a constantly changing legal field. It is highly multifaceted and full of technicalities. Conference speakers understand how to address the latest issues affecting the immigration milieu. Those with an interest in immigration law or lawyers working in this field will appreciate the scrupulous study of hot topics discussed on May 18-19.

Now more than ever immigration lawyers are in high demand. Attorneys practicing immigration law need solid guidance on the changes and challenges in the field, and the FBA’s Immigration Law Conference is one such essential tool. This conference is ideal for practitioners of all experience levels, and provides an opportunity to meet with and learn from nationally recognized experts and to interact with colleagues.

Attendees will learn about recent developments in deportation defense, federal court hot topics, appellate matters, fundamentals of family-based U.S. immigration law, ethics rules for the immigration law practitioner, and prosecutorial discretion in immigration law cases.

 For generations, America has been a land of opportunity for people around the world. The number of laws concerning entry into the U.S. has become increasingly more involved. Visa requirements and new visa designations change yearly. Attorneys can build this area of their practice or enhance the services they currently offer by examining the latest changes to immigration law policy at the upcoming Immigration Law Conference. Sign up on or before April 6, 2018 at www.fedbar.org/immlaw18 to enjoy early bird registration rates.


Stacy Slotnick, Esq. holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She performs a broad range of duties as an entertainment lawyer, including drafting and negotiating contracts; addressing and litigating trademark, copyright, patent, and other IP issues; and directing the strategy and implementation of public relations, blogging, and social media campaigns.