The purpose of the webinar is to educate charitable immigration legal staff on the unique differences of planning and implementing a large, "mega" group application workshop for naturalization and deferred action.
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Held on September 12, 2012.
USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas shared additional details on the June 15th Deferred Action policy memorandum on a Stakeholder Teleconference. All the new details can be found on the USCIS website at: www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals. Under this new administration policy, DHS will be able to grant deferred action to certain qualifying young people, often known as DREAMers, who have fulfilled age, residency, and educational or military requirements.
Picture this scene: A USC or LPR and his undocumented wife come to see you to discuss filing for the wife's permanent residency status. You've asked the husband for proof of his status, and you've interviewed the wife to find out about her manner of entry and potential inadmissibility issues. Are you done? Not quite. You still need to question the USC or LPR spouse about his history, including possible warrants, prior convictions and for an LPR, other circumstances that might trigger enforcement if they come to light.
On Monday, June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 5-3 ruling on Arizona's state immigration enforcement law, SB 1070. What did the Court hold? What does it mean? What are the potential ramifications for "copycat" laws in other states? What's next for advocacy?
The citizenship test, especially the English language requirement, often poses a major challenge for older applicants. How can citizenship teachers and program administrators best meet the special needs of an older learner? What are the best strategies for success? Join us for this webinar about promising practices in instruction and program design for elders in your community. We will also discuss suggestions for learning activities, cultural considerations, and strategies to address common health issues. &n
We all know that the "permanent" in lawful permanent residency is misleading. LPRs can lose their status in a number of ways, including abandonment of residency. How long can an LPR be out of the country before abandonment becomes a possibility? How is abandonment assessed? When should your client file for a reentry permit? What does a long-absent LPR need to do to return to the United States? If the LPR manages to return to the U.S.
Children who have been the victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect are among the most vulnerable immigrants in our society. These children may qualify for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), a pathway to becoming a lawful permanent resident. The presenters discuss the eligibility requirements for SIJS as well as the procedures for applying both affirmatively and defensively in removal proceedings. The presenters for this webinar are Sarah Bronstein and Kristina Karpinski, Training and Legal Support Attorneys with Catholic Legal Immigration Net
On April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Arizona v. United States, a case involving the legal challenge to Arizona's restrictive state immigration enforcement law "SB 1070." The U.S.
How should advocates handle a situation that poses an ethical dilemma? In this webinar, the presenters provide an overview of some of the ethical rules that advocates must follow. The presenters will discuss situations in which a client seems not to be telling the truth, or wishes to or has already submitted false documents when seeking an immigration benefit. The panelists will address when conflicts of interest may arise. For example, what should you do when the beneficiary of a