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Recorded Webinar - All About Voluntary Departure; What It Is, What You Get, and What You Lose When You Don't Depart
Who qualifies for voluntary departure and what are the advantages and disadvantages of a grant of "VD"? Whether or not you represent clients in removal proceedings, you will certainly have clients who currently have VD, or overstayed a grant of VD and now want to know what if any impact that has on eligibility for another immigration benefit. To learn about eligibility for voluntary departure, time limits, establishing compliance, reopening VD orders, and consequences for failure to depart, join CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Susan Schreiber for a review of all mat
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.
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
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.
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
The price of many immigration applications has risen in recent years. For those who cannot afford filing fees that can run into the hundreds and even thousands, there are some fees that may be waived. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss which fees may be waived; for whom they may be waived; and what to submit along with fee waiver applications to ensure the best chance of success. The presenters for this webinar are CLINIC Project Coordinator Laura Burdick, Training and Legal Support Attorney Jennie Guilfoyle, and Field Support Coordinator Michelle Sardone.
The immigration law authorizes temporary and permanent stays in the U.S. for certain employees and employment. This webinar will discuss non-immigrant visas related to employment-based immigration and the rules governing the accrual of unlawful presence and dual intent for those visas. The webinar will also provide an overview of employment-based immigrant visas. The speakers will include Scott Pollock, an attorney at Scott D.