Marriage, Divorce: Green Cards! Immigration Issues in Family Law



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Family Law
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Original Air Date:
December 19, 2022
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About the Program

What happens to foreign national?s immigration status when they marry a U.S. Citizen? Does it matter when and where they got married? When can they start working? What happens if they later get a divorce? How are custody issues affected? What about when both spouses are here on non-immigrant/work visas? What happens to the spouse with derivative status?

Come learn about the red flags that family attorneys need to be aware of and the potential family law issues that immigration lawyers need to navigate when getting their clients through USCIS.

Meet the Speakers
David Raft


Senior Supervising Attorney Global Immigration Partners

David has practiced law since 1989, with a focus on immigration and nationality law matters since 1991.  Mr. Raft has been certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law matters since 2000. Since 1991, he has worked in various positions where he learned the fundamentals of both business and family immigration law. In the years since, he has developed highly advanced skills in both nonimmigrant and immigrant case types, including E, H, L, O, P, R and TN  non-immigrant visas for various investors, specialty occupation workers, multinational transferees, etc. Mr. Raft specializes in representing companies, regardless of size, with respect to their immigration programs while also representing individuals with respect to their business or family-based immigration matters. Mr. Raft is the former Chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Immigration Section as well as having written articles for industry publications and has spoken regularly at various Bar Association meetings.  Mr. Raft graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and obtained his Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law (Los Angeles) in 1989.

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Jinna Kang


Enenstein Pham & Glass, LLP

Jinna Kang is licensed to practice law in California, D.C., and Texas, and is a California Certified Family Law Specialist, having dedicated the last 11 years of her practice to family law matters. Jinna Kang is one of only two board certified Family Law Specialists in California with Korean language fluency. She is also the first (and at present, the only) Korean speaking fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Ms. Kang truly cares about her clients, and cares about their quality of life not only during but also after their cases. She will not litigate for the sake of litigating, but rather will listen to each client’s needs and determine the most efficient and effective course of action, whether that be litigation, formal mediation, or out-of-court settlement.

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