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The Sixth Conference on Effective Representation of Refugees and Asylees

Co-Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Catholic Charities of Dallas, Church World Service, Elon University School of Law, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Human Rights First, International Rescue Committee, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, USCCB Migration and Refugee Services, World Relief


March 25 - 26, 2014

March 27, 2014 - Optional Tour of the Texas Service Center

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST – Day One

8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST – Day Two

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST - Optional Tour



Sheraton Dallas by the Galleria

4801 LBJ Freeway

Dallas, TX 75244


 Register Here

Please note: You can’t register for the tour without registering for the training


$285 per person from affiliate and co-sponsoring agencies; $855 cap ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office location)
$310 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $930 cap ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office location)

$430 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.

Training materials, lunch and a reception on March 25th are included in the registration fee.  Lunch is on your own on March 26th.


This two-day training conference is designed for legal workers and attorneys who work with refugees, asylees and their families on immigration law matters. The conference agenda includes presentations and discussions on current issues affecting refugees and asylees, including adjustment of status, obtaining derivative status for family members and other family reunification issues, security-related and criminal inadmissibility grounds, and other related issues. In addition to presentations by immigration law practitioners, participants will hear from immigration officers working at the Texas Service Center and other government speakers. Interested participants will also have the opportunity to tour the Texas Service Center and meet with staff on the morning of March 27th (separate registration is required to participate; there is an additional $20 fee if you want to take the bus to the TSC, as outlined below).  Approval of Texas MCLE credit is pending. 


This training is for the staff of sponsoring agencies, and other community-based organizations (CBOs) with IRS (501(c) (3)) nonprofit status and private attorneys and staff.  Space is limited. The registration deadline is March 14th or sooner if capacity is reached.  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.  For more information on registration, contact Dinah Suncin at


On March 27th buses will leave at approximately 8:00 a.m. from the Sheraton for the Texas Service Center and return to the hotel around 1:00 p.m.  If you are flying out of Dallas that day, we suggest you make reservations for a flight departing after 3:30 p.m.  The fee for round-trip bus transportation is $20.


To view a draft agenda, please click here


A block of hotel rooms is reserved at the Sheraton Dallas by the Galleria at 4801 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75244 at a rate of $119.00 for single or double occupancy.  For reservations, call 1-800-325-3535 and provide the operator with the address above and the group name:  CLINIC Room Block.  You may also reserve a room online here.  

To receive the discounted rate, reservations must be made by March 10, 2014.  Note that complimentary breakfast and internet access are provided for all hotel guests.



 Register Here

Please note: You can’t register for the tour without registering for the training

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