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Preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Other Selected Issues in Program Management

 

Sponsored by

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

 

April 3 and 4, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Day One

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day Two

 

Location:

Catholic Charities of Portland

2740 SE Powell Blvd. #2

Portland, OR 97202

 

$235 per person from affiliate agencies; $705 cap

($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

 

$260 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $780 cap

($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

 

$390 per person for private attorneys and staff

 

Please be sure to register under the correct category and for the correct training. All registration changes

or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00.

 

Continental breakfast provided.

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This two-day training is focused on strategic program management and capacity development topics. The curriculum will include planning activities for comprehensive immigration reform along with elements of CLINIC’s highly praised Immigration Program Management training, extended for more advanced learning opportunities.  The training will draw from these advanced areas:

►Planning in advance for implementing comprehensive immigration reform. Participants will be asked to analyze how they plan to respond to a sharp increase in demand of clients applying for immigration benefits after the passage of new legislation. Discussion will also include how to prepare leadership, funders, and the community for changes in service provision and the need for additional support and resources.

►Case management policies, procedures, and forms. Participants will be asked to bring their case management forms to the training for a thorough review of forms in use and assess them against best practices. Attention will be given to developing policies and procedures that can accommodate a higher client demand sure to come after comprehensive immigration law is passed.

►Program management challenges and ethical dilemmas with proposed solutions. Participants will learn from actual and hypothetical cases and share their own experiences. 

►Measuring program outcomes for fundraising and marketing effectiveness.  Participants will learn a logic model and apply it to designing a project and spotlighting outcomes which are attractive to many funders. Participants will also learn how to use the likelihood of new legislation in funding proposals, community events, and other marketing arenas to garner additional support for the immigration program.

►Group application workshop models with consideration of current uses in addition to prospective use for unexpected changes in immigration law or policy. Each participant will practice the workshop model and create a workshop plan for her or his program.

►Open forum for participants to raise issues, ask questions and share good practices that are replicable.

The training is suitable for program staff from a wide range of organizations, including established immigration programs, ethnic and immigrant organizations, domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions and service providers, unions, social services and medical providers, and educational programs (ESL and Citizenship).

The training will be presented by Jack Holmgren, California Legalization Director, and Martin Gauto, Field Support Coordinator.

Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities, other Catholic nonprofits, and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are not an affiliate and 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 fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number.  Payment is by credit card only.

This training is expected to fill up quickly.  Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is March 27, 2014 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Leya Speasmaker at 301-565-4816 or lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org.

 

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Welcoming Three Million Newcomers Training

  Welcoming Three Million Newcomers: Maximizing Your Agency’s Effectiveness for  Deferred Action for DREAMers; StatesideProcessing of Unlawful Presence Waivers; Increasing Naturalization; Management Training

Sponsored by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

 Hosted by
Catholic Charities of Portland, Oregon

August 10th (Friday), 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Catholic Charities
2740 SE Powell Boulevard
Portland, OR  97202
503-231-4866

$130 per person from affiliate agencies; $390 cap ($45 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

$145 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $435 cap
($45 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

$255 per person for private attorneys and staff

Please be sure to register under the correct category and for the correct training. All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00.

This one-day training is not about the law.  It is about what you and your program can do now to prepare for the biggest opportunities in immigration law in a quarter century.  We have a chance the likes of which we have not seen since three million people obtained lawful status from the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).  Participants will work in small groups to bring innovative and tested strategies and ideas to all as you create your Implementation Plans for both new procedures.  You will leave with a road map to guide you through the intense months of implementation of the new changes.  All participants will receive CLINIC’s celebrated Managing an Immigration Program and a set of talking points to use when communicating the tremendous opportunities and challenges presented by the new procedures to foundations.

Earned income (fees) and their core importance to building sustainable programs that can continue to serve DREAMers will be covered. There will be a discussion of case intake and management strategies with a focus on Group Application Workshops for DREAMers and those applying to naturalize, using an army of volunteers, avoiding unauthorized practice of law, and strategies for working with the funders and delivering on grant objectives.

The training is suitable for program staff from a wide range of organizations, including established immigration programs, ethnic and immigrant organizations, domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions and service providers, unions, educational programs (ESL and Citizenship), and DREAM coalitions and student organizations.

The training will be presented by Sarah McClain, Program Director, Catholic Charities of Portland and Immigration Attorney and Jack Holmgren, Field Support Coordinator at CLINIC’s Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities. 

The training is for the staff of Catholic agencies 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, fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (415) 394-8986 to the attention of Jack Holmgren. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter and your payment through the website by credit card only. No checks or cash accepted for payment.

Space is limited to 40 participants. The registration deadline is August 6, 2012 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information call Jack Holmgren at (415) 394-8074.

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Introduction to Immigration Consequences of Crimes

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

Location:

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.

We suggest you look for hotels using a service such as hotwire or expedia. 

 

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