Wednesday Roundtable: What President Obama’s Changes Mean for South Florida Immigrants

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This Wednesday, December 3 at 10 a.m., South Florida’s top immigration attorneys will reveal to the press what President Obama’s recent immigration changes mean for the area’s many immigrants and their U.S. citizen family members. Hosted by the South Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA South Florida), this limited-seating media roundtable will feature a distinguished panel who will assess the latest immigration changes and their implications, and take questions from attending members of the South Florida press.

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On Wednesday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m., the American Immigration Lawyers Association of South Florida (AILA South Florida) will host an exclusive media roundtable at which top immigration attorneys will examine what President Obama’s recent changes mean for South Florida immigrants and their families. A distinguished panel of AILA South Florida attorneys and the area’s leading immigration activists will examine the President’s policy changes in detail and provide expert analysis of the wider implications.

The roundtable is reserved for credential members of the media ONLY. After brief introductory comments, the panel will take questions from the press in attendance.

WHAT: Exclusive media roundtable discussion on President Obama’s immigration changes featuring leading South Florida immigration attorneys

WHEN: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: St. Thomas University School of Law
Atrium Conference Room, Second Floor
16401 NW 37 Avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
(Security at the front gate (37th Avenue) will know of the event and help provide directions.)

WHO: Jacob L. Ratzan is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law and current President of the South Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Mr. Ratzan has authored and published multiple articles on immigration topics for the annual AILA South Florida conference. Mr. Ratzan’s practice is dedicated to all areas of immigration law, including business immigration, family-based immigration, and removal.

Tammy Fox-Isicoff is a former Trial Attorney for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and Special Assistant United States Attorney. A Past President of South Florida AILA, she is among the nation’s immigration reform leaders calling for administrative fixes in the face of Congressional inaction.

Michael Vastine is a Professor of Law & Director of the Immigration Clinic at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami Gardens. His research focus is immigration litigation, particularly regarding the deportation consequences of criminal convictions and the due process rights of immigrants.

Attorney John Patrick Pratt concentrates in all areas of immigration and nationality law, including employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, deportation or removal, and federal court litigation. Mr. Pratt has appeared numerous times on local, national, and international television as a commentator analyzing immigration and nationality law matters and is a frequent speaker in immigration matters at national and local conferences.

R.S.V.P.: Please R.S.V.P. to Pamela Armstrong at pamela(at)redbanyangroup(dot)com or 618-267-6305 A.S.A.P. The program is free for members of the South Florida press, but space is limited. Panelist comments will be on the record.

About AILA South Florida
AILA South Florida is one of the largest and most respected chapters of the national American Immigration Lawyers Association. The organization’s attorneys are dedicated to providing personalized and high quality immigration law counsel to immigrants throughout South Florida. AILA South Florida attorneys strive to utilize their legal education, experience and specialized knowledge to effectively represent individuals in immigration legal matters based on each individual’s unique circumstances, immigration history, and ultimate objectives. Learn more at

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