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Recorded Webinar: When the Price is Too High: All About Fee Waivers

Held on March 19, 2012.
The price of many immigration applications has risen in recent years. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss which fees may be waived; for whom they may be waived; and what to submit along with fee waiver applications to ensure the best chance of success.

State & Local Immigration Policy Map Training

CLINIC hosted a webinar to train users of CLINIC's new web-based State & Local Immigration Policy Map. The Map offers CLINIC's many state-specific resources on policy proposals affecting immigrants and their families. This webinar will be free and open to the public. During this fully interactive training, participants experienced a real-time demonstration of the Map's capabilities, received step-by-step instruction in finding materials, asked questions of CLINIC's State & Local Advocacy Attorney Karen Lucas and CLINIC's Communications O

Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 2: Effectively Using Social Media and Outreach Tools

Join us for Part 2 in a four part series as we talk about how best to use social media and outreach tech tools to increase the visibility of your program on the internet.  We'll compare the current options such as blogging, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter and examine the pluses and minuses of using each one.  We'll also talk about sources for tech support, particularly for non-profits. Held on February 28, 2012.

Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 1: Introduction to Office Technology Tools

Join us for Part 1 in a four part series as we explore quick and easy tech upgrades your program can make to improve communication and service to the community . We'll talk about technological changes coming down the pike from USCIS and why it is important to get a jump start on planning for those today. We will also hear from several members of CLINIC staff give tips on how best to access technology used by our organization to better serve our network. Leya Speasmaker, Field Support Coordinator in CLINIC's Washington D.C.

Recorded Webinar: The ABC's of Employment Based Immigration

This webinar will discuss non-immigrant visas related to employment-based immigration and the rules governing the accrual of unlawful presence and dual intent for those visas.

Recorded Webinar: VAWA Self Petitioners and Inadmissibility

To learn more about the special rules on inadmissibility grounds and waivers that apply to VAWA self-petitioners, join CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Kristina Karpinski for a 90 minute webinar addressing these issues.

Recorded Webinar: Keeping Up with the CSPA

Now that the Child Status Protection Act has been part of our immigration law for nine years, you probably know all the basics:  locking in immediate relative status; making adjusted age calculations for second preference beneficiaries and derivatives; and satisfying the one-year filing requirements.   But there are several new twists and updates on the CSPA front that you should be aware of.  For example, are you familiar with: · The three new federal court decisions interpreting the CSPA's effective date, attaching the original priority date to an aged-out derivative beneficiary,

Recorded Webinar: Retention, Revocation, Retrogression, and Reinstatement: Mastering the Four R's with Petitions and Priority Dates

Are you confused as to exactly when your client can retain an earlier priority date?  What about the consequences of the petitioner's naturalizing or the beneficiary's marrying?  What do you need to do when the derivative beneficiary ages out?  If a petition is terminated or revoked, can it ever be reinstated?

Naturalization Group Application Workshops

Held on November 17, 2011.  What are the benefits of naturalization group application workshops?  How can you plan for a successful event?  This webinar discusses workshop models and approaches; planning for a workshop; and stages of the workshop event.  Speakers also provide tips for working with the media and recruiting volunteers.  The presenters are Laura Burdick, Naturalization Project Coordinator, CLINIC and Lizette Marquez-Escobedo, National Director of Civic Engagement, NALEO Educational Fund.