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Immigration Law and Military Families

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 184 minutes
Recorded Date: November 03, 2021
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  • Immigration Issues & the Military - The Basics
  • Military-Related Naturalization
  • Military Family Member Immigration Benefits
  • Conclusion
Runtime: 3 hours
Recorded: November 3, 2021

For NY - Difficulty Level: For experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)

For NY - Difficulty Level: Experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)


This program focuses on how a variety of U.S. immigration issues and policies affect service members, military veterans, and their families, including visas, adjustment of status, naturalization, issues involving children and parents, special laws that apply to military members, veterans, and military families, and more. This program is designed for military attorneys working in legal assistance, as well as civilian lawyers whose practices involve military-connected clients or issues.

This program was recorded on November 3rd, 2021.

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Margaret D. Stock

Principal Attorney
Cascadia Cross Border Law Group LLC

Margaret Stock focuses her practice on immigration and citizenship law. She is a nationally known expert on immigration and national security laws, and has testified regularly before Congressional committees on immigration, homeland security, and military matters.

As a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Military Police, U.S. Army Reserve, Margaret has extensive experience with U.S. military issues. She has also worked as a professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and as an adjunct instructor at the University of Alaska.

Margaret has served on the board of the Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section and is a former member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration. In 2013, she was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow (“genius grant” recipient) by the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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Peter D. Katson

Legal Assistance Attorney
Pentagon Joint Legal Assistance Office

Peter Katson is a Legal Assistance Attorney at the Pentagon Joint Legal Assistance Office.

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