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16th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference; Optional Half-Day Intro Session


Co-Sponsored by:

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Catholic Charities of Dallas, and
Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services

November 12–13, 2014

Optional half-day introduction to family-based immigration law session, November 11

The tour of the consulate is now full


8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Nov. 12: Conference Day 1
8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Nov. 13: Conference Day 2

1:30 – 5:30 p.m., Nov. 11: Introduction to Family-Based Immigration (Optional)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Nov. 14: Optional Tour of the Consulate


Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel
2027 Airway Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79925


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$235 per person from affiliate agencies; $705 cap
($50 charge for each attendee beyond 3)

$260 for other nonprofit agencies; $780 cap
($50 charge for each attendee beyond 3)

$390 for private attorneys and staff


Registration for the training includes an electronic version of CLINIC’s Immigration Law and the Family and continental breakfast both days. Lunch is on your own. Please be sure to register under the correct category; all registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00.


This two-day training will provide updated information and analysis on selected topics in family-based immigration including any changes in the law created through administrative relief.  Specific topics to be covered include: immigrating based on marriage; immigrating as a child or derivative beneficiary; adjustment of status and consular processing; selected grounds of inadmissibility; affidavits of support; the Child Status Protection Act; ethical issues; and tips for filing effective waiver applications.  Speakers include CLINIC’s Charles Wheeler and Susan Schreiber, Peggy Gleason from the USCIS Ombudsman’s Office, and U.S. consular officials from Ciudad Juarez.  The training is designed for practitioners who have some experience in family-based immigration law; this is not an introductory training and is not geared to brand new practitioners.  Note that a separate half-day session, "Introduction to Family-Based Immigration Law," will be offered on November 11 from 2:00 to 5:30 at no additional cost.  An application for CLE 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.  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 301-565-4824 to the attention of Jon Braswell. 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.

Space for the training is limited to 145 participants.  The deadline for registering for the conference is November 7, 2014 or sooner if registration is filled.  Space for the consular tour is limited to 70 persons. The deadline for registering for the consular tour is October 31, 2014, or sooner if capacity is met. For questions about training registration, please contact Dinah Suncin at

Lodging is available at the Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel, for $109 per day, single or double.  When making the reservation, call 915-778-4241 at least three weeks before the training to ensure that special rate and indicate you are coming to the “CLINIC” training.  Other hotels are located nearby.


For information on the agenda, click here.


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