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Family Immigration Law Conference

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

Location:

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

 

Register Here

 

$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 dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

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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15th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference; New Optional Half-Day Intro Session

15th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference; New 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 13–14, 2013

Optional half-day introduction to family-based immigration law session, November 12

8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Nov. 13: Conference Day 1
8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Nov. 14: Conference Day 2

2:00 – 5:30 p.m., Nov. 12: Introduction to Family-Based Immigration (Optional)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Nov. 15: Optional Tour of the Consulate (FULL)

Location:

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

$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 Family-Based Immigration Law manual 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 enacted through comprehensive immigration reform.  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; remedies for surviving relatives; new waiver filing procedures; and tips for filing effective waiver applications.  Speakers include CLINIC’s Charles Wheeler and Susan Schreiber.  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 12 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 202-635-2649 to the attention of Jonathan Cochrane  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 8, 2012 or sooner if registration is filled. For questions about training registration, please contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

Lodging is available at the Microtel Inn & Suites, which is located next door to the Wyndham, for $72 per day, single or $83 per day double.  When making the reservation, call (915) 772-3650 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.

Please note that registration for the tour of the consulate has reached capacity.

For information on the agenda, click here.

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Tour of the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez

Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services

Invites you on a

Tour of the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez

Friday, November 15, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost: $40

Please note that the price includes a box lunch.

Anticipated Schedule:

9:00 a.m.              Bus picks you up Microtel Inn & Suites

10:00 a.m.           Tour of American Consulate, Ciudad Juarez

Noon                     Bus leaves Ciudad Juarez for return trip; box lunches will be provided

2:00 -3:00 p.m.  Bus arrives Microtel Inn & Suites

                              (time may vary based on wait to go through border inspection

                                   back into the U.S.)

Space is limited

The deadline for registering is November 1, 2013

No one will be permitted on the tour unless registered by that date.

Remember that a passport is required for reentry to the United States.

For more information regarding the tour, call (915) 532-3975, ext. 212.

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14th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference and Tour of the Consulate

14th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference and Tour of the Consulate

Co-Sponsored by:

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

November 14-15, 2012
Optional tour of the consulate on November 16 (separate registration required)

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Nov. 14: Conference Day 1
8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Nov. 15: Conference Day 2
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Nov. 16: Optional Tour of the Consulate

Location:

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

800-742-7248

$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

$40 optional tour of the U.S. consulate in Cd. Juarez (requires separate registration)

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

Registration for the training includes an electronic version of CLINIC’s Family-Based Immigration Law manual and continental breakfast both days. Lunch is on your own.

This two-day training will provide updated information on selected topics in family-based immigration, including: conversion and retention of priority dates; consular processing; adjustment of status; Child Status Protection Act; remedies for surviving relatives; selected grounds of inadmissibility; ethical issues in family-based immigration; new waiver filing procedures; and tips for filing effective waiver applications.  Speakers include CLINIC’s Charles Wheeler and Susan Schreiber, CIS Ombudsman staff attorney Peggy Gleason, and USCIS and US consular officials from Cd. 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. CLE applied for, including one hour ethics credit. 

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 202-635-2649.  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 125 participants.  The deadline for registering for the conference is November 11, 2012 or sooner if registration is filled.  For questions about training registration, please contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org. Space for the consular tour is limited to 75 persons. The deadline for registering for the consular tour is October 29th, or sooner if capacity is met. For more information regarding the tour, call (915) 532-3975, ext. 212.

Lodging is available at the Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel for $99 per day, single or double.  When making the reservation, call (800) 742-7248 at least two weeks before the training to ensure that special rate and indicate you are coming to the “CLINIC” training. Other hotels are located nearby.

For registration and information regarding the optional consulate tour, CLICK HERE

For information on the agenda, CLICK HERE

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Tour of the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez

Invites you on a

Tour of the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez

Friday, November 16, 2012

9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost: $40

Please note that the price includes a box lunch.

Anticipated Schedule:

9:00 a.m.              Bus picks you up Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel
10:00 a.m.           Tour of American Consulate, Ciudad Juarez
Noon                     Bus leaves Ciudad Juarez for return trip; box lunches will be provided
2:00 p.m.             Bus arrives Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel

Space is limited

The deadline for registering is November 3, 2012
No one will be permitted on the tour unless registered by that date.
Remember that a passport is required for reentry to the United States.

For more information regarding the tour, call (915) 532-3975, ext. 212.

REGISTER HERE

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Select Topics in Family-Based Immigration Law Training and Visit to National Visa Center

Select Topics in Family-Based Immigration Law Training
and Visit to National Visa Center

Co-Sponsored by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
and
New Hampshire Catholic Charities

July 10-11, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

July 12, 2012
Optional Tour of National Visa Center, Portsmouth, NH

Location:
Diocese of Manchester
153 Ash Street
Manchester, NH 03104

$250 per person from affiliate agencies; $750 cap ($50 materials fee for each additional staff from the same office location)


$275 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $825 cap
($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)


$405 per person for private attorneys and staff

Optional: Additional $25 fee per person for round-trip transportation to National Visa Center in Portsmouth

Continental breakfast and lunch  included on July 10th and 11th.

This intensive two day training will provide updated information on selected topics in family-based immigration, including the new proposed provisional waiver of the unlawful presence ground of inadmissibility.  We will discuss who may seek a provisional waiver in the U.S. and the proposed new form and process.  The training will also cover: establishing qualifying family relationships for relative petitions; priority date retention and conversion; the Child Status Protection Act; relief available to widows and other surviving relatives following the death of the petitioner or principal beneficiary; adjustment of status and consular processing; completing the affidavit of support; select inadmissibility issues; filing effective inadmissibility waivers and ethics in family-based immigration. 

The training will be presented by CLINIC attorneys Kristina Karpinski and Debbie Smith.  A representative from the USCIS office in New Hampshire has also been invited to participate

The training will also feature an optional tour of the National Visa Center in Portsmouth, NH on July 12th and a question and answer session with NVC Director Kimberly Kelly.  Space for the NVC visit is limited to the first 38 people who register for the tour.

Training Level: Note that this is not an introductory training and is not geared to new practitioners. Please review the agenda before registering; the training is conducted at a level that assumes participants have a basic understanding of family-based immigration law and procedure.

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 202 635-2649 to the attention of Andres Abella. 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. 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.

Space for the July 10-11 training is limited to 40 participants. The deadline for registration is July 3rd or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact: Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

For the agenda and additional information click here.

Lodging Information 

A block of rooms has been reserved at the rate of $99.00 plus tax at the following hotel under the name “Catholic Legal” or code CLI. Make reservations early, the rate is only guaranteed until June 19th.

Holiday Inn Express
1298 South Porter Street
Manchester, NH
603-669-6800
Hotel can provide transportation to & from the airport and to the training site.
Close to Shopping Mall and many restaurants

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Selected Issues in Family-Based Immigration

Selected Issues in Family-Based Immigration

Co-Sponsored by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
and
Catholic Charities of Dallas, Immigration and Legal Services Program

April 3-4, 2012
8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. – Day One
8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Day Two

Location:
Catholic Charities of Dallas
1st Floor Conference Room
9461 LBJ Freeway (Hwy 635)
Dallas, TX
214-634-7182 ext. 228

$235 per person from CLINIC affiliate programs; $705 cap ($50 materials fee for each additional staff from the same office location)

$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

Continental breakfast included.  Lunch is on your own.

This two-day training provides in-depth coverage of selected topics in family-based immigration, including establishing qualifying parent/child relationships; issues relating to derivative beneficiaries; potential concerns for family-based petitioners; conditional residency updates; remedies for widows and other surviving relatives; updates on affidavits of support and inadmissibility based on immigration violations; adjustment of status eligibility; CSPA developments; planning for stateside pre-adjudication of waivers; and tips for filing successful waivers.  The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler and other local speakers.  An application for Texas CLE credit is pending, including an hour of ethics credit.

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 202-635-2649  to the attention of Andres Abella. 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.

Training Level: Note that this is not an introductory training and is not geared to new practitioners. Please review the agenda before registering; the training is conducted at a level that assumes participants have a basic understanding of family-based immigration law and procedure.

Space is limited to 40 participants. The deadline for registration is March 28 or sooner if registration is filled.  For registration information email Andres Abella at aabella@cliniclegal.org.

        For the agenda and additional information, click here.
Hotel Reservations: A block of rooms is being held at the Holiday Inn Express Hotels and Suites, located at 9089 Vantage Point Drive, about a mile from the training site. The room rate is $79.00 per night single or double occupancy, plus tax. To make a reservation, contact the hotel by March 23 at 972-889-9972 and ask for the group block under CLINIC. The hotel offers free shuttle service from the Love Field airport (if requested with 24 hours advance notice), and will also provide shuttle service to and from the training site.  
Training Location and Parking: Catholic Charities of Dallas is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of LBJ Freeway (Hwy 635) and Abrams Road.  The office is in the Northcreek Place office park, across the parking lot from the Chase Bank building. Free parking is available anywhere in the office complex parking lot.

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Tour of the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez

 

Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services

Invites you on a

Tour of the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez

Friday, November 18, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost: $40 

Please note that the price includes a box lunch. 

 

Anticipated Schedule:

9:00 a.m.         Bus picks you up Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel
10:00 a.m.       Tour of American Consulate, Ciudad Juarez
Noon               Bus leaves Ciudad Juarez for return trip; box lunches will be provided
2:00 p.m.         Bus arrives Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel

 

Space is limited

The deadline for registering is November 3, 2011
No one will be permitted on the tour unless registered by that date.
Remember that a passport is required for reentry to the United States.

For more information regarding the tour, call (915) 532-3975, ext. 212

 

You must be registered for the 13th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference to attend.

 

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