Date: Wednesday Aug 28, 2013 to Wednesday Sep 25, 2013
Grounds of Inadmissibility
$200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
$225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$325 per person for private attorneys and staff
August 28 – September 25, 2013
The USCIS is scheduled to implement a program that will allow certain immigrant visa applicants to have their waiver application adjudicated before they leave the United Stated to attend their consular interview. Such a change will increase interest in U.S. citizens filing family-based petitions for their spouses and children and, in turn, for these family members filing waivers of inadmissibility. To prepare for this increased demand, practitioners will need to know whether their clients are inadmissible and whether they qualify for this special pre-adjudication procedure.
This four-week training on the grounds of inadmissibility provides an in-depth examination of the most common grounds of inadmissibility. The training will cover when and to whom inadmissibility applies and the grounds of inadmissibility for unlawful presence and other immigration violations, fraud and false claims to citizenship, smuggling, crimes, and health-based grounds. While we will touch on the waivers available for some of these grounds, we will not look closely at waivers and how to apply for them; CLINIC’s specific e-learning course on waivers will cover those.
The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Charles Wheeler. For questions about the course content, please contact Sarah Bronstein at email@example.com.
The course starts on August 28th with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignment. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, exercises, sample materials to review, quizzes, and discussion questions. The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course also includes four webinars conducted on consecutive Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. EST starting on September 4. Each webinar lasts approximately 90 minutes, and is recorded and posted on the course website after the webinar is conducted. Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, you will be able to listen to and view a recording of any webinar you are unable to attend whenever you choose to do so.
Training Level: Introductory. This is an introduction to grounds of inadmissibility for the practitioner who already has some exposure to immigration law fundamentals. Basic familiarity with immigration law vocabulary is assumed.
For a detailed course outline, including the dates and times of the live webinars, click here. Course participants are required to attend or view recordings of the course webinars in order to receive a course completion certificate at the end of the course.
Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices. If you are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (202) 635-2649 to the attention of Andres Abella. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only.
Please be sure to register under the correct category and for the correct training. All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00. Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the training.
Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course. We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form.
Space is limited. The deadline for registration is August 23, 2013 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Andres Abella at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the course content, please contact Sarah Bronstein at email@example.com.
CLE: CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. E-learning participants are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits per webinar for the webinar component of our e-learning immigration law courses. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.
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