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Recordings of Webinar Series: Selected Issues in Inadmissibility

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Recordings of Webinar Series:
CLINIC Affiliates: $140
Other nonprofit agency staff: $240
Private Attorneys and Staff: $320

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NOTE:  Your access to the recordings will be available until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 31, 2019.


How and when do you determine whether your client is inadmissible? This four-part webinar series provided an in-depth examination of some of the most common grounds of inadmissibility. We discussed fraud and false claims to citizenship, smuggling, unlawful presence and other immigration violations, crimes, health-based grounds, public charge and national security. In analyzing how these grounds are defined and interpreted, we reviewed when clients might fall into a statutory exception and when a particular inadmissibility ground can be waived. We also offered basic tips on how to apply for the different types of waivers. Case examples and hypothetical situations were used to help participants screen for inadmissibility and assess waiver eligibility.      

The trainers for this webinar series are members of CLINIC’s Training, Litigation and Support section:

  • Martin Gauto, Senior Attorney
  • Ilissa Mira, Staff Attorney
  • Jen Riddle, Staff Attorney
  • Charles Wheeler, Director


Webinar One: Understanding Misrepresentation or Fraud, False Claims to U.S. Citizenship and Smuggling
Recorded on March 4, 2019

In this first webinar, we discussed the INA § 212(a)(6) grounds of inadmissibility. Topics included the types of conduct that may constitute fraud or willful misrepresentation and when your client may have made a false claim to U.S. citizenship. We also discussed the smuggling ground of inadmissibility and how broadly this ground is interpreted.   


Webinar Two: Understanding Unlawful Presence and Other Immigration Violations
Recorded on March 11, 2019

This webinar focused on the grounds of inadmissibility triggered by leaving the United States after accrual of unlawful presence and/or removal orders, as well as re-entering the United States unlawfully after accrual of unlawful presence and/or removal orders. INA § 212(a)(9) covers the most common ways your client may be found inadmissible.


Webinar Three: Understanding the Criminal Grounds of Inadmissibility
Recorded on March 18, 2019

This webinar examined INA § 212(a)(2), the grounds of inadmissibility relating to criminal conduct. These include convictions or admissions of crimes involving moral turpitude, multiple criminal convictions, and drug offenses. We covered what makes a "conviction" for immigration purposes, as well as how to locate and analyze immigration records.


Webinar Four: Understanding the Health, Public Charge, and Security-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility
Recorded on March 25, 2019

This webinar covered three important inadmissibility grounds: health-related, public charge, and security-related grounds. Some of your clients have used drugs or been convicted of a DUI. Or they may be considered likely to become a public charge based on their age, health, family status, assets, resources, financial status, education, and skills.  Presenters provided current information, analysis and tips related to these grounds.


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