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Introduction to Immigration Consequences of Crimes

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Introduction to Immigration Consequences of Crimes

Co-Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), and
Catholic Charities of Portland

November 15 - 16, 2011

 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Day One
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Day Two


Catholic Charities of Portland
2740 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 542-2855

$250 per person from CLINIC affiliate programs; $750 cap for 3 staff ($65 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)


$275 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $825 cap for 3 staff
($65 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

$405 per person for private attorneys and staff 

Continental breakfast and lunch is included. 

This intensive two-day training will provide an overview of how to determine whether your client’s criminal record will have immigration consequences, including exposure to removal or ineligibility for a particular benefit under immigration law. The trainers will discuss the concepts involved in analyzing the immigration consequences of crimes including differentiating between inadmissibility and deportability; statutory definitions of conviction and sentence; and exceptions to crime-based inadmissibility. The training will also cover techniques for screening clients to uncover criminal issues, and how to gather and read criminal records.  The training will focus on crimes involving moral turpitude, drug and domestic violence offenses and aggravated felonies among other categories of crimes.  Through the use of both lecture and exercises, participants will learn how to analyze the potential immigration consequences of criminal convictions or certain criminal conduct.  The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Debbie Smith.

Is This Training Right for You?

This is an introductory training on immigration consequences of crimes designed for the practitioner who has a background in immigration law but is new to this area. This training is also appropriate for criminal attorneys seeking to learn about immigration consequences of crimes. For more information about CLINIC’s training classifications, see our website.

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 you IRS 501(c)(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. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only.

Space is limited to 50 participants. The deadline for registration is November 9, 2011 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information call: Chris Ozaki 415-394-9371

Click here for a draft agenda.

Location information: 

Street parking is available and there is a city parking lot adjacent to the west side of the building. The training site is located in Southeast Portland, across the street from Cleveland High School, just east of the SE 26th St. and SE Powell Blvd. intersection.  The training site is accessible from downtown via the #9 bus towards either 98th & Powell or the Gresham TC. The stop is at SE 26th & Powell.

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