Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice Group, will moderate “Intro to Asylum Law” on Friday, February 28, at the 5th annual Asylum & Immigration Law Conference hosted by the New York Law School Asylum Clinic and the Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Section.
“Seeking asylum protection, like anything related to the American immigration system, is complicated. The smallest error could cause the most devastating consequences, so it is essential that anyone seeking asylum protection or other forms of immigration protection, relief, or benefits, seeks the counsel of a competent and experienced immigration attorney, which is why programs like this are so important to ensure that those attorneys are well-educated,” said Lahoud, who will be joined by Professor Raquiba Huq; Amy Gell, Esq.; and Ray Fasano, Esq. for the panel discussion, 9:15 – 10:45 a.m.
The event, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at New York Law School, provides advanced, basic/beginner, and children tracks and is offering up to 7.5 New York CLE credits, including ethics and diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias credits. Other discussion topics include protected class claims, litigation, and the latest in state and federal immigration law and policy. For more information and to register, visit Eventbrite.
Lahoud focuses his practice exclusively on immigration law and deportation defense for individuals, families, small to large domestic and multinational businesses and corporations, employers, international employees, investors, students, professors, researchers, skilled professionals, athletes, and entertainers, in every type of immigration or deportation defense matter—whether domestic or foreign. His immigration practice is broad, ranging from areas of corporate and employment immigration and related compliance to immigration litigation before agencies and courts across the United States, for corporations and individuals alike.
Lahoud’s experience includes immigrant and non-immigrant visas, visa overstays, immigrants who entered without inspection or authorization, EB-5 investor visas (serving investors, regional centers, and project developers), citizenship and naturalization claims, deportation and removal litigation at the immigration court and all appellate levels, PERM Labor Certification, Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Marriage Petitions, Asylum, VAWA applications, and Immigration Waivers. His immigration litigation practice includes deportation defense of thousands of individuals, at the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Administrative Appeals Office, and federal district and circuit courts. In state and federal trial and appellate courts, Lahoud seeks post-conviction relief for the underlying crime that led to the removal proceedings and serves as immigration counsel to non-citizens accused of removable crimes. His ability to understand each interaction of criminal law with immigration law has made him a leading expert on issues of “crimigration” before state and federal courts reviewing post-conviction relief claims.
Lahoud received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2009 and his B.A., English, summa cum laude, from Lehigh University in 2006.