Family-Based Immigration Training in Mobile Alabama

Family-Based Immigration: An Introduction

Co-Sponsored by:

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and
Catholic Social Services, Mobile AL


January 6-7, 2009

Visitation Monastery
2300 Springhill Avenue
Mobile, AL 36607

This two-day training will provide an introduction to family-based immigration, focusing on basic eligibility criteria and the process of applying for permanent residence through family members. Topics include an overview of the family-based immigration system; filing relative petitions; an overview of the Child Status Protection Act; inadmissibility; adjustment of status; consular processing; affidavits of support; conditional residence and fiancé visas. A summary agenda is available online when registering.

The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Jennie Guilfoyle of New York and Susan Schreiber of Chicago. An application for Alabama CLE credit is pending.

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.

This training is introductory; it is recommended for practitioners who do not have significant experience with family-based immigration.


$235 per person for CLINIC affiliate staff; $675 cap
($50 materials fee per person for more than 3)
$260 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $750 cap
($50 materials fee per person for more than 3)
$400 per person for private attorneys and staff.
**Note that registration fees include lunch on both days**

Space is limited. The deadline for registration is December 22nd or sooner if capacity is reached. For more information regarding registration, call Chris Ozaki at (415) 394-9371.

Additional information is available online at, and

Location:    Visitation Monastery
     2300 Springhill Avenue
     Mobile, AL  36607