10th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference and Tour of the Consulate
Sponsored by: Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services
Date: February 4-5, 2009
Feb. 3: Optional session for beginning level staff.
Feb. 6: Optional tour of the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez Sorry, tour is full.
Time: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Feb. 3 (optional)
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Feb. 4
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Feb. 5
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Feb. 6 (optional)
Location: Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel
2027 Airway Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79925
Information: This two-and-a-half-day seminar will provide detailed information on the most important aspects of family-based immigration, including: eligibility to immigrate based on family relation, consular processing, adjustment of status, 245(i) eligibility, Child Status Protection Act, grounds of inadmissibility, consequences of unlawful presence, filing effective waiver applications, and the affidavit of support requirements. Speakers include CLINIC’s Charles Wheeler and Peggy Gleason; Santiago Burciaga, Chief of the Immigrant Visa Section in Cd. Juarez; and Warren Janssen, Officer in Charge, USCIS, Cd. Juarez. The training is designed for practitioners of all levels. There is an optional half-day session for beginning-level practitioners or for anyone wishing to have a review of basic family immigration law. In the past, this training has reached capacity (150 participants) very fast, so you are advised to register early. The capacity for the tour, which is only open to conference participants, is limited to the first 100 registrants.
Fees: The registration fees for this training are:
• $245 per registration for CLINIC affiliates; $735 cap
• $50 materials fee for each CLINIC affiliate attendee beyond 3
• $265 per registration for non-CLINIC agencies; $795 cap
• $50 materials fee for each non-CLINIC agency attendee beyond 3
• $400 private attorneys and staff
• $55 optional tour of the U.S. consulate in Cd. Juarez
The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal worker staff of private law offices. As a requirement of registration, if you are registering as staff of a community-based organization, fax a copy of your IRS 501(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at 415-394-8696 to the attention of Chris Ozaki. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. Payment is by credit card only.
Space is limited. The deadline for registration is January 16, 2009