Jan. 28 – Feb. 25, 2019
2 p.m. ET every Monday
Pricing for Webinar Series:
CLINIC Affiliates: $105
Other nonprofit agency staff: $180
Private Attorneys and Staff: $240
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The registration deadline for the entire series is 11:59 p.m. ET on Jan. 27, 2019
NOTE: Access to recordings of the webinars are included with your purchase of the four-part webinar series. The option to register for the entire series is available until 11:59 p.m. ET on January 27, 2019.
Pricing per Webinar:
CLINIC Affiliates: $35
Other nonprofit agency staff: $60
Private Attorneys and Staff: $80
Under the new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services guidance on issuance of Notices to Appear many applicants for immigration benefits are at a higher risk of being placed in removal proceedings. This webinar series will help advocates understand the scope and impact of the new NTA guidance, and discuss how to provide effective counseling to clients about what it means in their individual cases.
Join us to learn how to implement answers to the big questions regarding this guidance, including how to analyze current and future client cases to determine the impact of this policy change; how to determine if your client is “lawfully present” but removable; how to know if your client may be subject to mandatory detention if placed in removal proceedings; and how to recognize if your client may qualify for relief in removal proceedings in the event of NTA issuance.
Each webinar will be led by one of the following members CLINIC's Training, Litigation and Support Section:
- Reena Arya, Senior Staff Attorney
- Martin Gauto, Senior Attorney
- Rebecca Scholtz, Staff Attorney
Webinar One: Overview of the New NTA Guidance
Jan. 28, 2019 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET |
In this first webinar, the presenters will provide an overview of the new Notice to Appear guidance and provide updates on how U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is implementing it. We will compare the new NTA guidance with previous guidance, highlighting important changes advocates must be aware of. The webinar will also include a discussion of the categories of noncitizens who are affected by the new guidance.
Webinar Two: What to Do Before You File: Risk Assessment and Client Counseling
Feb. 4, 2019 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET |
Carefully screening clients before filing with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is essential under the new NTA guidance. In this webinar, presenters will discuss how to screen clients for inadmissibility and deportability issues, as well as exposure to the NTA guidance. It will also include a discussion on how to counsel clients on the risks and benefits of pursuing an application with USCIS and obtaining informed consent before filing anything before USCIS.
Webinar Three: Screening for Exposure to Mandatory Detention and Relief from Removal
Feb. 11, 2019 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET |
This webinar will cover screening clients for exposure to mandatory detention and relief from removal. Advocates need to know if their clients are removable, potentially subject to mandatory detention if placed into proceedings, and whether they have any legal relief options, such as cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, or asylum and related relief, should they be detained and/or placed in removal proceedings. The presenters will discuss these scenarios and offer tips for making a removal defense plan.
Webinar Four: Putting It All Together
Feb. 25, 2019 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | Register Here
This webinar will discuss how to implement an effective process for assessing cases in light of the NTA guidance, including counseling clients and coming up with a tailored strategy. We will use hypothetical scenarios to walk through these steps, including assessing exposure to the new NTA guidance, conducing a risk assessment, analyzing vulnerability to mandatory detention, and determining eligibility for relief in removal proceedings. Presenters will also talk about how an advocate would put together a filing plan, including deciding when to refer a client out, when to create a removal defense plan and when to make a request for prosecutorial discretion.