Member Webinar: U.S. Immigration Options for Syrian Nationals in the Global Refugee Crisis.

Dear SAMS Members and supporters,

On Friday December 18, Join leading immigration experts,  Nadeen Aljijakli and Peter F. Asaad, for a member-webinar to discuss U.S. immigration options for Syrian nationals. This is a great chance to speak with specialists on U.S. immigration law and to learn about navigating the various processes faced by asylum and refugee applicants.  Register for the webinar

The conference agenda will include: 

Part I: Exploring Asylum, Refugee Status, and TPS for Syrian Nationals
Presented by: Nadeen Aljijakli, Esq.
  • Overview of the U.S. asylum and refugee process.
  • Eligibility for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
  • Availability of other non-immigrant visas and humanitarian options.
Part II : Family-Based and Employment-Based Visas for Syrian Nationals
Presented by: Peter Asaad, Esq.
  • Description of family-based immigration options and specific challenges for Syrian nationals.
  • Eligibility for employment-based options for Syrians abroad and in the U.S.
  • Overview of investment-based options and challenges for visitors and students specific to Syrian Nationals.
Part III : Question and Answer Session with Immigration Experts.

Nadeen Aljijakli is a Syrian-American immigration attorney with a law practice, Aljijakli & Kosseff, LLC , in Cleveland, Ohio and New York City. Ms. Aljijakli specializes in asylum, family-based immigration, and complex removal defense. She is a recognized expert on Syrian asylum claims, and has been featured on Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, and on The Brian Lehrer Show. She received her B.A. in Economics from New York University, and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2005. She is a native Arabic speaker. Visit their website for  more information.   

Peter F. Asaad is an Egyptian-American attorney with a law practice, Immigration Solutions Group, PLLC , in Washington, DC.  Mr. Asaad provides legal representation and services exclusively in the area of immigration law. An expert in business and employment immigration matters, Mr. Asaad serves as adjunct law professor at American University, Washington College of Law. Mr. Asaad is a recognized expert in the needs of immigrant entrepreneurs, start-ups, and foreign investors in creating U.S. subsidiaries and affiliates as well as new U.S. businesses. Visit their website for more information.   

A recording of the webinar will be available for SAMS members that are unable to attend the webinar live.

About SAMS: 


The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is a non-profit, non-political, professional and medical relief organization that represents Syrian American medical professionals in the United States. SAMS is working on the front lines of crisis relief in Syria and neighboring countries to alleviate suffering and save lives. Through its rich network within the United States and in Syria, SAMS organizes medical missions to Syria, provides professional and educational trainings to Syrian physicians, and delivers medicine and medical supplies to local hospitals and vulnerable families in Syria.