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Provisional Adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers

September 26-27, 2013

Day One: 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Day Two: 8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Presentation and Q&A with NBC Adjudicators on September 27

Holiday Inn at the Plaza
1 East 45th St
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 753-7400

$235 per person for affiliate agency staff; $705 cap ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site) 

$260 per person for other nonprofit 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

Continental breakfast is included.  Lunch is on your own. 

This two-day training will provide an in-depth analysis of the new provisional waiver adjudication for unlawful presence, including practical information on developing and submitting a successful waiver application.  The training will cover the eligibility requirements for the provisional waiver, waiver filing procedures, extreme hardship and how to prove it, and assessment of inadmissibility with a focus on unlawful presence. Participants will learn how to develop a theory for the case, marshal the facts, and obtain necessary supporting documentation.  The training will also address how your program can develop a plan to increase naturalization by LPR clients to allow their immediate family members to qualify for provisional waiver processing.  Day two of the training includes a presentation on provisional waiver adjudication by USCIS officers from the National Benefits Center.

The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler, and Veronica Garza of Catholic Charities Forth Worth.  An application for Missouri 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 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 (202) 635-2649  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 is limited to 70 participants. The deadline for registration is September 19 or sooner if registration is filled.  For registration information email Jon Braswell at

For the training agenda, click here

Hotel Information:  A block of rooms is being held at the Holiday Inn at the Plaza, 1 East 45th St, Kansas City, Missouri, where the training is taking place. The room rate is $105 per night for single or double occupancy, plus tax. To make a reservation, contact the hotel by September 11 at (816) 753-7400 and ask for the group block under CLINIC.  The hotel is in a commercial area with restaurants, shops, and two art museums within walking distance.  Free parking is available to guests and training participants.

Airport Transportation: SuperShuttle provides transportation from the airport to area hotels.  The cost of one-way shuttle service to the Holiday Inn is $19.00, and round-trip is $38.00.  You can make a reservation online at or look for the SuperShuttle ticket counter in the airport terminal.


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