ORLANDO, FLA.—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Susan Ramos spoke at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference.

Ramos took part in a panel discussion on “Taxation and Family Immigration: When the Numbers Get Foggy.” The panelists discussed worldwide taxation, issues in affidavits of support, and demonstrating ability to meet income requirements. In addition, the session included discussion on the new tax code and how it impacts immigrants and businesses. Other topics addressed included:

  • Unique Affidavit of Support Issues;
  • When the Sponsor Is Self-Employed: Business Tax Returns;
  • Income from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Other Disability; and
  • The New Tax Code and Its Effects on Immigrants.
  • In addition, Ramos and her co-panelists authored an article for the conference materials.
  • The AILA Annual Conference took place June 19-22 in Orlando, Fla.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of more than 15,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. AILA members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 39 chapters and over 50 national committees.

Susan Ramos practice includes preparing and filing individual, family-based, and employment-based petitions, immigrant and non-immigrant visa applications, and waivers of inadmissibility. Ramos assists with complex consular processing issues, complicated citizenship and naturalization issues, and petitions for humanitarian relief. She advises employers regarding worksite compliance, conducting internal I-9 audits and trainings, and negotiating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding employer sanctions. She is fluent in Spanish.