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The Other Waiver: Form I-212

 

Wednesday, April 22nd

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 pm Pacific Daylight Time

Cost: $50; $25 for CLINIC Affiliates paying annual dues

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While attention has been focused on the I-601 waiver to remedy most grounds of inadmissibility, little has been said about the Form I-212.  In this webinar we will cover the ground of inadmissibility for prior deportations and removal, including expedited removal, and the waiver for that ground of inadmissibility.  We will also cover the “permanent bar” for illegal reentry. You will learn who can benefit from the waiver, when to file it, where to file it, what standard you must meet, and how to package a successful application.  Please join Michelle Mendez and Charles Wheeler of CLINIC for this practical analysis.

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Webinar: NVC Update on Consular Processing and Latest News from U.S. Consulate in CDJ

Cost: $50; $25 for CLINIC Affiliates paying annual dues

Nearly all immigrant visa applicants must now submit the DS-260 Online Immigrant Visa Application and those processing at select  consulates and embassies must also submit  documents electronically to the National Visa Center (NVC).  In the near future,  all applicants will be required to submit the required  forms and documents  electronically.   Join CLINIC Attorneys  Kristina Karpinski, Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler as they speak with NVC Director Kimberly Kelly about these initiatives and other issues related to consular processing including NVC's role in implementation of the provisional waivers program.  The webinar will also include an update on processing at the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico following presentations by DOS and USCIS officials at CLINIC 's family-based immigration law conference in El Paso.

Register by clicking here. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.

For questions or additional information contact Dinah Suncin atdsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

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Waiving Crimes Away: All About 212(h) Waivers

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Cost: $50; $25 for CLINIC Affiliates paying annual dues   

Your client wants to be become a lawful permanent resident but he has a criminal record.  You're not sure if his record will bar him from eligibility.  Your lawful permanent resident client was placed in removal proceedings upon returning from a trip abroad.  You need to determine if she can retain her residency through a waiver. Who qualifies for a waiver of crime-based inadmissibility?  What kinds of crimes are covered and what do you need to show to qualify for a waiver?  When can a lawful permanent resident use a 212(h) waiver to overcome losing his or her status based on a criminal conviction?  To learn all about 212(h) waivers, join CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Susan Schreiber for a webinar on this topic.  


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For questions or additional information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

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Provisional Adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers

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

Location:
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 jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org.

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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 supershuttle.com or look for the SuperShuttle ticket counter in the airport terminal.

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Provisional Adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers

Provisional Adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers

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

Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles

UFW Foundation

Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) of LA
 
June 10 - 11, 2013
8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Day One
9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Day Two

Location:
Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)
1145 Wilshire Blvd # 200
Los Angeles, CA 90017-1900

$235 per person from CLINIC affiliate programs; $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 three attendees from the same office site)

$390 per person for private attorneys and staff

Continental breakfast included.  Lunch is on your own.

This training offers 12 hours of California MCLE credit.
 
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, the waiver filing procedures, a discussion of extreme hardship, and gathering the documentation for the case.  Participants will also learn how to develop a theory for the case, prepare declarations, put the case together, and dealing with post-adjudication issues.  In addition, the training will include a presentation on unlawful presence and other grounds of inadmissibility.  The trainers for this program include CLINIC attorneys Debbie Smith and Charles Wheeler, Richard Gorman of the UFW Foundation and other invited guest speakers.


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 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 (202) 635-2649.  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.  Please be sure to register under the correct category and for the correct training.  All registration changes, cancellations or disenrollments are subject to an administrative charge of $70.  Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for a training until one week prior to the first day of the training.


The deadline for registration is June 5, 2013 or sooner if registration is filled.  For registration information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.


Hotel Reservations:  Hotels in the Los Angeles area can be found through internet websites such as www.expedia.com or www.orbitz.com.  If you wish to be close to the training site we suggest you stay in the downtown Los Angeles area.

Training Location and Parking:  The training will take place at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) near downtown Los Angeles.  There are paid parking lots in the vicinity.

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The New Unlawful Presence Waiver Adjudication Process: Uniting Families Safely and Boosting Naturalization

The New Unlawful Presence Waiver Adjudication Process: Uniting Families Safely and Boosting Naturalization

Monday, February 25, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Free and open to the public.

The USCIS will start accepting provisional waivers for unlawful presence on March 4.  This new procedure can help your program promote naturalization as well as family-based immigration.  More clients will want to file I-130 petitions and initiate consular processing if they can file the unlawful presence in the United States and wait here for a decision. Clients will be turning to your program to help them file the waiver.  More clients will be motivated to naturalize if it will convert their spouse to an immediate relative.  In this webinar we will cover eligibility for the provisional waiver as well as how your program can gain the maximum advantage for your clients. Join CLINIC staff members  Jack Holmgren and Charles Wheeler as they discuss both the substance of the law and how to prepare for an increase in demand for services. Contact Jack Holmgren at jholmgren@cliniclegal.org with questions.

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