On-Demand Video

Overview of US Immigration Relief for Ukrainian Nationals 2022

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  • Start Date:2022-04-28 20:00:00
  • End Date:2025-04-28 20:00:00
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  • Level:Intermediate
  • Topics:Immigration

$249.00 ["ProPass"]

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The sight of Ukrainians seeking safety and refuge highlights the news and social media daily. If you were wondering how you could help or what the process is for Ukrainians to find shelter in the United States, this program is for you.

This course will include remarks by prominent leaders in the bar and the Ukrainian community who will provide insight to the immediate needs and importance of this topic. Expert immigration panelists will then share their knowledge on the types of potential relief available, how to apply for them, what is happening at the border and pro bono efforts available. We hope you will join us for this important topic.

Program Schedule

Introduction by President Wilkinson

Introduction of Panelists and Topics

Discussion of Community and National Efforts to Assist Ukraine

Comments by Iryna Mazur, Esq., Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Philadelphia, regarding Legal and Other Needs of Community

Discussion of Potential Relief Available to Ukrainians Who Are in the US
Overview of Asylum and Refugee Status and the Lautenberg Amendment

Discussion of Potential Relief Available to Ukrainians Who are in the US
Employment and Family Based Options

Discussion of Potential Relief Available to Ukrainians Who are in the US
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) – Characteristics, Eligibility Requirements, Application Process, Timing, How to Issue Spot, and How to Complete the Application

Humanitarian Parole and the Situation at the Mexican Border – The Reality

Pro Bono Efforts

Closing Remarks by Roman Petyk, Esq. on behalf of the Philadelphia Ukrainian Legal Community

Wrap Up

This PBI CLE program is proudly cosponsored by the PBA’s Immigration Law Committee.

Recorded in April 2022.

You have a lot on your plate. We’ll help you stay on top of your compliance — in PA and beyond.

Meet The Faculty

Judith Bernstein-Baker MSW, Esq.

Before joining Immigration Law Options as Of Counsel, Judith Bernstein-Baker, M.S.W., Esq., was Executive Director of HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) PA, a non-profit agency providing legal, resettlement, social, and support services to immigrants and refugees, for over 18 years. She specializes in the representation of vulnerable populations such as asylum seekers, juveniles, and victims of interpersonal violence and crime. Ms. Bernstein-Baker was the founding Director of the Public Service Program at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and was named Honorary Fellow of Penn Law School. Recent awards include the Philadelphia Chapter of the Immigration Immigration Lawyers’ Association Pro Bono Award (2022);  American Immigration Lawyers Service Award (2017); the inaugural Pennsylvania Bar Pro Bono Award (2015); the Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award (2013); and awards for community service and advocacy from the African Family Health Organization and Pennsylvania Resettlement Program, as well as the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission Award and the Equal Justice Award from Community Legal Services. In April, 2017, by resolution, Ms. Bernstein-Baker was recognized by Philadelphia City Council for her efforts on behalf of immigrants and refugees. Ms. Bernstein-Baker teaches immigration law and policy at Philadelphia Community College, Chestnut Hill College and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Temple. She co-authored the text, Understanding Immigration Law and Practice, and is an active member of AILA, serving as Co-chair of Philadelphia AILA’s Pro Bono Committee. As a community member, Ms. Bernstein-Baker co-chairs the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Committee at her synagogue, Mishkan Shalom, and serves as a resource to members of the Northwest Philadelphia area concerned about immigration.

Iryna Mazur Esq.

Ms. Mazur was appointed to the post of Honorary Consul of Ukraine to Philadelphia on July 23, 2019. Her consular district is Pennsylvania. Ms. Mazur practiced law in Ukraine where she held various positions including working at the Antimonopoly Committee of the Lviv Region. A native of Lviv, Ukraine, she moved to the United States 20 years ago and received an LLM degree in 2009 from Temple University Beasley School of Law. She is admitted to the Pennsylvania bar. Ms. Mazur is a partner at the Mazur Law Firm, PC, with a primary focus on immigration law. The firm is located in Huntingdon Valley.  She was also appointed and previously served as an advisor to the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations and the Foreign Relations Committee of the Ukrainian Parliament. Ms. Mazur has extensive experience in all aspects of immigration law with substantial involvement in hundreds of cases related to the US/Ukraine consular processing; business and investment immigration; family immigration and protection from domestic violence in immigration law; international adoption; asylum requests from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia, before both the asylum office and the immigration court; general experience in area of domestic relations issues, including protection from abuse matters, divorce and custody; property law; trusts and estates, including cases involving multi-jurisdictional issues between the United States and Ukraine; specific issues relating to family, real estate, criminal, commercial, constitutional and other laws in Ukraine, Russia, and other countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. 

Theodore Murphy Esq.

Mr. Murphy has been involved with Immigration matters since 1993. He is a member of AILA and the Chester County, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. He was an adjunct professor at The Beasley School of Law, Temple University. He is a frequent lecturer on immigration matters. Ted has been on the faculty at the National AILA Conference, several state-wide CLE presentations as a faculty member for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and many CLE presentations with the Philadelphia AILA Chapter. He conducts multiple CLE presentations regularly in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Ted is an active member and Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Immigration Committee and Chair of the Chester County Bar Association Immigration Section. Mr. Murphy began his legal career as a solo attorney, winning a number of notable matters before joining the former INS as a trial attorney at the detention facility in York, Pennsylvania. He served with the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security from May 1997 until October 2007. During this time, he worked as an assistant Chief Counsel, advisor to the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Philadelphia, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney at U.S. Attorney Office in Philadelphia, and as a member of the ICE National Security Law Division in Washington, D.C. Mr. Murphy is a former paratrooper who served in the 82nd Airborne Division.