This special Government Connection features two immigration law experts addressing questions about what the new presidential administration may hold for international education professionals who advise students and scholars and those who assist deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) students.

Because it is difficult to predict how a new administration will affect the work of international educators, this Government Connection discusses a range of possibilities; changes that seem more likely or less likely; and how changes to immigration law, regulation, and policy are made. In addition, presenters address a number of participant questions.

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Dan Berger
Curran & Berger, LLP

Dan Berger is a partner at Curran & Berger, LLP. He is a frequent speaker, editor and writer on immigration law. He won the 1995 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) annual writing competition for an article on Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) policies toward international adoptions. Berger has also been editor for the AILA Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook since 2000, and edited Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers (2005 and 2011 editions), the International Adoption Sourcebook, and the Diplomatic Visa Guide. He has written on a wide variety of topics, including “Outstanding Professor or Researcher” green cards; temporary visa "D-3 waivers”; green cards for Iraqi and Afghan translators; use of DNA evidence in immigration cases; and the elements of immigration law for in-house legal counsel.

Steve Yale-Loehr
Miller Mayer, LLP

Steve Yale-Loehr is an attorney of counsel in Miller Mayer, LLP’s immigration practice group. He brings 30 years of immigration law experience to bear in advising corporate and individual clients on a broad array of family- and employment-based immigration matters. Yale-Loehr is an active and internationally renowned member of the immigration law community. He teaches immigration and asylum law at Cornell Law School as a professor of immigration practice. He also founded and was the original executive director of Invest in the USA (IIUSA), a trade association of EB-5 immigrant investor regional centers. He is the 2001 recipient of AILA’s Elmer Fried Award for excellence in teaching and the 2004 recipient of AILA’s Edith Lowenstein Award for excellence in advancing the practice of immigration law. Yale-Loehr has coauthored or edited a number of books, including Immigration Law and Procedure, the leading 20-volume treatise on U.S. immigration law; Green Card Stories; and America’s Challenge: Domestic Security, Civil Liberties, and National Unity After September 11. He received his juris doctor degree from Cornell Law School and his BA from Cornell University.