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Upcoming USCIS Fee Increases and N-400 Partial Fee Waiver: Is Your Program Ready?

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

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

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Cost: $50;

Free for CLINIC affiliates paying annual dues

Starting December 23, 2016, USCIS will increase filing fees for many immigration applications and petitions. Join CLINIC staff for a review of which fees will increase and how to prepare for these changes. The webinar will also feature an in-depth discussion of the new partial fee waiver for low-income naturalization clients. We will walk through determining whether a naturalization applicant qualifies for the partial fee waiver as well as provide filing tips and strategies for completing the new Form I-942, Request for Reduced Fee.


 

 

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This webinar is available without fee to all CLINIC affiliates.  CLINIC affiliates should register using the link below. 

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Note: You must be signed in to the CLINIC website to access the affiliate registration page.  If you need to create an account you can do so here: https://cliniclegal.org/affiliates/sign-up

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Researching Clients’ Immigration History Through FOIA Requests

Wednesday. November 30th, 2016

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

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Cost: $50;

$25 for CLINIC affiliates paying annual dues

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What do government agencies know about your client? In this webinar we discuss using Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests to understand how your client’s past might impact her immigration eligibility.

  • How do you identify which agencies may have the records you need when researching a case?
  • What are the procedures for submitting FOIA requests to different agencies?
  • How long will it take to get a response?

We’ll use common case examples to answer these questions and explore FOIA tips and strategies in practice.

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Introduction to the Citizenship Navigators Project and text4refugees Campaign

 

Introduction to the Citizenship Navigators Project and text4refugees Campaign

December 7th, 2016

2:00  pm Eastern – 3:00 Eastern

Free

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You are invited to learn about CLINIC's Citizenship Navigators (CN) project, designed especially for refugee resettlement and mutual assistance agency staff. Funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, CNs will have access to new resources, training materials and support in an effort to increase the number of refugees applying for naturalization and increase the number of refugee resettlement organizations authorized to provide naturalization assistance to their clients. During the webinar, we will explain how you can participate in this exciting program and outline the services and support CLINIC will provide. We will also describe text4refugees, our innovative text messaging campaign, available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Somali, Nepali, and French.

 

CLINIC membership is not required for participation.

Leya Speasmaker, CLINIC’s Immigrant Integration Manager, will present. Email lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org with questions.

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Webinar: The New Extreme Hardship Standard

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

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

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Cost: $50;

Free for CLINIC affiliates paying annual dues

The USCIS has recently published its final guidance explaining how the “extreme hardship” standard should be interpreted in certain waiver applications (learn more here). This new standard will affect applicants seeking to waive the grounds of inadmissibility for unlawful presence, fraud, and criminal convictions. It will have its biggest effect on those applying for a provisional waiver of the unlawful presence bar before they leave to consular process.

Please join CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler as they explain the new guidance and offer advice to practitioners who will be filing waivers under this new standard. 


 

 

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Webinar: Immigration Consequences of Domestic Violence Convictions

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

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

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

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

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Have you ever had a client who had a restraining order against them?  Has your client ever had to take anger management classes to dispose of a criminal charge?  Recent changes in case law have expanded the definition of domestic violence used by the Board of Immigration Appeals.  Join us for a CLINIC webinar to review the circumstances under which an allegation of domestic violence may jeopardize a person’s immigration status.  Subjects reviewed will include:

 

  • The immigration definition of conviction;
  • When domestic violence convictions are crimes involving moral turpitude (CIMTs);
  • The crime of domestic violence ground of deportability;
  • The crime of child abuse, neglect or abandonment ground of deportability;
  • The violation of a domestic abuse protection order ground of deportability;
  • Special issues for Fiancé(e) (K) Visa Petitioners; and
  • Current ICE Enforcement Priorities.

 

(Please note:  The focus of this webinar will be representing those accused of crimes relating to domestic violence, and we will not have time to also cover the many ways in which immigrant survivors of domestic violence may be eligible for immigration relief.)

 

 

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Mid-year Review of 2016 State Immigration Legislation and Advocacy Strategies

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

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

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

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CLINIC Advocacy Attorney Christy Williams will review what happened in immigration legislation during the 2016 session and offer strategies for advocates. She will discuss how state lawmakers addressed refugee resettlement, sanctuary cities and other crucial issues through legislative means during the session and understand how those bills, whether they passed or not, affected immigrants. 

Additionally, the webinar will include a brief overview of United States v. Texas and what implications, if any, it has on states. Guest Speakers Rachel Pollock of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and Ingrid Delgado of Florida Catholic Conference, who battled against multiple anti-immigration bills, will speak about the challenges they faced and the best practices they found most helpful. 

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Are you Ready for the Expanded Provisional Waiver?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Cost: $50;

Free for CLINIC affiliates paying annual dues

 

At long last, USCIS has issued a final rule expanding the provisional waiver for the unlawful presence ground of inadmissibility.  The new provisions, which go into effect on August 29, expand the categories of prospective immigrants eligible to seek this waiver,  and also make some significant changes to provisional waiver procedures including (a) eliminating the “reason to believe” assessment regarding other grounds of inadmissibility and (b) allowing prospective immigrants to qualify even if already scheduled for an immigrant visa appointment.  

 

Are you ready for the new rules?  Do you know which of your clients  qualify?  We’re here to help you get ready, if you join Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler of CLINIC  on Tuesday, August 23 for a webinar reviewing everything you need to know about the expansion of the provisional waiver and  the new regulatory provisions.    

 

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All About DUIs

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

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

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

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

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What’s the potential impact of having one or more arrests or convictions for driving under the influence (DUI)?

  • Health-based inadmissibility?  
  • Crime-based inadmissibility?   
  • Lack of good moral character?  Adverse discretionary factor?  
  • Exposure to enforcement?  Ineligibility for DACA?  

Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes and Yes.  If that surprises you, you won’t want to miss this webinar addressing the potential immigration law consequences  of having one or more DUI offenses.   Join CLINIC attorneys Bradley Jenkins and Susan Schreiber  for a webinar on Wednesday, August 17 examining  the wide range of immigration consequences that may flow from a DUI.   

 

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Eligibility for Adjustment for Asylees and Refugees

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

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

 

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This webinar will cover the basic eligibility requirements for adjustment of status for asylees and refugees, as well as what documents to submit, and how the application process works. The presenters will also discuss waivers of the grounds of inadmissibility, age–out issues and the Child Status Protection Act, protections for surviving relatives and the need for the nunc pro tunc process when the relationship between the principal and derivative asylee no longer exists.

Join CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Kristina Karpinski for this discussion. 

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What is Humanitarian Parole and Why Should I Care?

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

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

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

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

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Parole is an important option for many persons seeking entry or reentry to the United States, but few people understand how it operates. When and under what circumstances may the USCIS grant humanitarian parole so that individuals can come to the United States for a temporary period? Is it limited to emergency or humanitarian reasons?  Who is eligible to apply and what is the procedure? How does humanitarian parole differ from other types of parole? This webinar will address all of these issues and answer key questions so you can best represent clients seeking this benefit. 

 

Join CLINIC’s Martin Gauto and Charles Wheeler, as well USCIS Chief John W. Bird and Supervisory Adjudication Officer Kelly Hradsky, Humanitarian Affairs Branch, USCIS International Operations Division as they shine a light on this hidden world.

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Working with Mental Health Experts

When: April 27, 2016 – 2 PM EDT. 

Cost: FREE

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A mental health expert can diagnose a client and provide information critical to proving many kinds of immigration cases, from hardship waivers to asylum cases.  Join CLINIC for a FREE webinar that will review the types of scenarios in which an expert may be helpful as well as share best practices for working with experts.

 

Panelists:

Bradley Jenkins, Training and Legal Support Attorney, CLINIC;

Janet Beck, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Houston Law Center;

Deana Gullo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Fifteen Years Later: Adjustment of Status under 245(i)

Friday,April 29th, 2016

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

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

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

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On April 30, 2001, the doors closed on filing petitions that would create eligibility for adjustment of status under INA § 245(i).  Now, fifteen years later, 245(i) is still a lifeboat for those who entered illegally or overstayed. 

  • But who qualifies for a seat in the lifeboat and why are the rules so complicated? 
  • Who is grandfathered and who isn’t? 
  • What is an after-acquired derivative and what are the effects? 
  • Who needs to meet a physical presence requirement to qualify and how do they do it?

 

Learn all you need to know about 245(i) when you join CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler for this in-depth webinar.

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Moving From Stranger to Neighbor: How to Incorporate Parish Volunteers into Newcomer Integration Initiatives

Thursday, March 31, 2:00 – 3:30 Eastern 

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In Part Two of our series on incorporating parish volunteers into immigration-related services, we move our focus to immigrant integration. Immigrant integration occurs most successfully at the local level, particularly because a community designs its response around the local and immediate needs of its community members. Thus, the impact that a local faith community can have on the larger community’s welcome to newcomers cannot be overstated. Welcoming the stranger is a basic tenet of many faith communities, including Catholic, but how do you do it? Staff from Catholic Charities USA, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, and USCCB’s Department of Migration and Refugee Services will share best practices in motivating, coordinating, and sustaining parish volunteers committed to integrating refugees and other immigrants into our common home.

Presenters:

Jean Beil, Vice President for Programs and Services, Catholic Charities USA;

Daniel Sturm, Research and Evaluation Manager, USCCB Migration and Refugee Services;

Leya Speasmaker, Integration Program Manager, Catholic Legal Immigration Network

Please contact Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org with questions.

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In Absentia Orders: The Consequences of Not Showing Up

 

Monday, February 29th, 2016

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

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

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

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  • What are the consequences of an in absentia removal order?
  • What inadmissibility grounds are triggered?
  • If your client has an in absentia order, what can be done?
  • When can you file a motion to reopen (MTR) with the Immigration Court?
  • What constitutes improper notice or exceptional circumstances for purposes of a MTR?
  • What about asking ICE to exercise prosecutorial discretion as a last resort?

 

Join us for this webinar to learn the answers to these questions and practice tips to help clients make the best of their failure to appear.

 

Presenters:

Michelle Mendez, Staff Attorney, Training and Legal Support, CLINIC;

Jen Riddle, Staff Attorney, Training and Legal Support, CLINIC;

Hannah Sullivan, Attorney, Catholic Immigration Law Project

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Build Your Agency’s Capacity Through Volunteers: Lessons from Parish-Based Volunteer Workshop Models

Date: Thursday, February 25 11:00am-12:00pm PST, 2:00 - 3:00pm EST
Cost: Free

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Moderators:
Shaila Rahman (CLINIC)
Jack Holmgren (CLINIC)

Panel:
Alba Ramiro (Archdiocese of Orange)
Deedee Gullo (Catholic Charities of Orange County)
Sara Tompkins (Catholic Charities of Los Angeles)
Jaime Huerta (Archdiocese of Los Angeles)

 

Part One in a two-part series on engaging volunteers at the parish level. Would you like to hear from experienced and successful program managers to learn how they’ve developed their parish-based workshop models incorporating volunteers? On this moderated panel webinar, the panelists will discuss how they have recruited and trained staff and volunteers at local parishes to become BIA accredited to provide immigration legal services. They will explain what has worked for them, what hasn’t, and what they have learned over the years. This is a great opportunity to learn from people who have experience and success working with volunteers. Contact Shaila Rahman at srahman@cliniclegal.orgwith questions.

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How to Help Central American Women and Children

February 25th, 2:00 - 3:30 Eastern

Cost: Free

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Learn what your organization can do to respond to this humanitarian crisis of asylum-seeking women and children from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. Maximize your resources and service capacity for this population by focusing on the legal service needs of this population as well as essential tasks that are needed which will be highlighted by panelists. Michelle Mendez, Training and Legal Support Attorney and coordinator for CLINIC’s role in the CARA Pro Bono Project, will discuss the legal needs of this population once released from family detention, how non-profits can assist, and the support that CLINIC’s Training and Legal Support program can provide. Jenny Cachaya, a BIA Fully-Accredited Representative and former volunteer in Dilley, Texas for the CARA Project, will relay her volunteer experiences at Dilley as well as her work as part of the staff at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, an area seeing a high number of Adults with Children.

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Priority Dates: Everything and More

Friday, December 18th

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

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

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

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  • Have questions about the new Final Action dates and the Filing dates in the Visa Bulletin?
  • Ever wonder how the State Department determines the cut-off dates for visa availability?
  • Want clarity on automatic conversion when the petitioner naturalizes or the beneficiary marries or divorces?
  • When can you opt out of this conversion?
  • When can a derivative retain his or her priority date?
  • Need clarity on the CSPA and how it prevents age-out?

To learn the answers to these and other priority date questions - make it a priority to attend this webinar.

Presenters: Charles Wheeler, Director,   Training and Legal Support, CLINIC and Kristina Karpinski, Senior Attorney, Training and Legal Support, CLINIC

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Webinar: Strategies for Determining your Client’s Immigration History: Was that Really a Removal?

Thursday,November 19th

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

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

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

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  • Was your client really “deported” five times at the border? Has your client ever been in removal proceedings?
  • How do you determine what actually occurred at the border and what are the immigration consequences?
  • Was there a removal order at all? Was it expedited removal or voluntary departure?


The panelists will also discuss removals that occur in a non-border context such as INA sec. 240 removal, in absentia removal orders and administrative removal. The panelists will discuss strategies for determining what occurred including: what questions to ask the client; FOIA requests and FBI Rap sheets.

 

 

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Webinar: Naturalization Process for Religious Workers

Wednesday, October 15th

2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time

 Cost: Free

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This webinar is on naturalization process for religious workers. Naturalization is the last step in immigration process after they receive their green cards. We will go through the process step by step, and will also talk about N-470 form religious workers can use to obtain their citizenship.

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Proposed Rule from the BIA on Recognition and Accreditation, Two Final Rules Concerning Legal Representation

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Cost: Free
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The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) released new, proposed regulations governing recognition and accreditation on September 17.  When finalized, date yet unknown, the new regulations will have a significant impact on the charitable immigration legal field and every CLINIC affiliate.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see the future of your profession.  Learn how to become involved in CLINIC’s advocacy efforts to make recognition and accreditation benefit low-income immigrants seeking your services.

Hear CLINIC staff present on each proposed change and the implications for nonprofit organizations holding recognition and their staff and volunteers with accreditation.  CLINIC will take questions.  Ideas for advocacy efforts will be solicited.

The webinar will end by explaining two final regulations the BIA released on September 17 concerning the BIA list of pro bono legal service providers for immigrants in immigration proceedings and how appearances for legal representation for custody and bond proceedings can be separated from all proceedings.

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What You Need to Know About Health-Based Inadmissibility

Wednesday, September 16th

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

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Join CLINIC Attorneys Kristina Karpinski and Susan Schreiber and Civil Surgeon Dr. Sohail Qureshi as they review health-based inadmissibility issues.

  • How is health-based inadmissibility assessed and who is involved in making the determination?
  • What guidelines must be followed by  civil surgeons and panel physicians when conducting medical exams?
  • What does the medical examination entail?
  • How does a doctor decide that your client is a drug abuser or addict or subject to a mental or physical disorder with associated harmful behavior?
  • And if your client is subject to health-based inadmissibility, is there anything that can be done to overcome it?

 

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Webinar: All About Admissions

 

Tuesday, July 28th

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

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Do you know an admission when you see one?

Has your EWI client been “admitted” if he or he was approved for U status, Family Unity, DACA, or TPS?

Was your client admitted to the United States if he or she was a silent passenger in a car that was waved through at the border after the officer spoke with the driver?

What if your client was inadmissible at the time of adjustment of status – can he or she qualify for an INA § 237(a)(1)(H) waiver as someone who was inadmissible at the time of admission?

And what do you say to your LPR client who was recently convicted of possession of 25 grams of marijuana – is your client seeking admission and facing immigration problems when returning from a trip abroad?

Join CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler for a webinar reviewing the current state of the law on the definition of admission in these and other contexts.

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Top 5 Transition Issues in Program Management

 

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern

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What do I do when the only BIA representative on staff decides to leave our program without anyone else authorized to practice and continue representing the existing caseload? What’s involved in hiring our nonprofit’s first attorney on staff? What needs to be done if the new Program Director doesn’t know immigration law? What can be done proactively or reactively if we lose our one big grant?

Staff and resource transitions are not uncommon in the life of an immigration program. Unfortunately, not enough programs plan ahead to prevent from losing its ability to practice immigration law through an authorized representative when there’s staff turnover or when revenue streams fluctuate. We hope to address a few complicated scenarios that programs have faced in our network. Presenters will pinpoint the challenges, offer solutions, and share best practices on how to tackle these scenarios head on so services can continue without interruption. Join CLINIC’s Capacity Building Section Project Attorney, Silvana Arista, and Field Support Coordinator, Nathaly Perez, as well as guest speaker Religious Immigration Section Director, Miguel Naranjo, to learn more!

For more information about this webinar please contact Silvana Arista at sarista@cliniclegal.org.

 

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Webinar: Training Teachers: Tricks, Tools and Strategies for Volunteer-based Language Learning Programs

 

Tue, Aug 11, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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Are you interested in creating or strengthening an English as a Second Language or citizenship test preparation program? Are you wanting to use volunteer teachers yet are unsure of how to train and retain quality instructors? Join us for this webinar as we learn the nuts and bolts of staffing your program along with tricks and tips to effectively train and keep high-quality teachers. Lee Shainis, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Intercambio: Uniting Communities in Boulder, Colorado will share with us the strategies he uses to train staff for his high-volume language-learning programs.

Contact Leya Speasmaker, Integration Program Manager, with questions at lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org.

 

 

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Webinar: Affidavits of Support - From Basic to Advanced Issues

 

Monday, June 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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Almost all family-based and some employment-based petitioners must file the Form I-864 Affidavit of Support to show the intending immigrant is not likely to become a public charge. In this webinar we will discuss issues related to the affidavit of support, including financial eligibility requirements, measuring household size and income, use of assets and joint sponsors, obligations of sponsors, and exceptions to the filing requirements.

 

Join CLINIC Attorneys Charles Wheeler and Kristina Karpinski as we discuss these and other related matters.

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Helping Your Immigrant Students and School Community: Updates on Deferred Action Programs for Undocumented Youth and Family

 

May 6, 2015

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

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

Cost: Free

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The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) is a national network of non-profits that provide legal services to immigrants.  CLINIC invites you to join this FREE webinar on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, in particular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for the Parents of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). These programs protect undocumented students and parents from deportation so that they can work legally and pursue their educational goals. This webinar is for educators, counselors, and others working in schools and adult education programs who want to learn more about immigration relief for undocumented students and their families.  We will provide an overview of DACA and DAPA, including who may be eligible, and ways that educators can help community members access trusted information and locate appropriate legal assistance. Before summer vacation begins, learn how you can help change the lives of the undocumented students you teach and support!

Speakers:  Ilissa Mira & Jennifer Riddle, CLINIC Training and Legal Support Attorneys

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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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The Role of Public Libraries in Naturalization


 

Monday, March 9th

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

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

Cost: Free

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Did you know that public libraries in your community can help with your program’s naturalization efforts? Join us for a free webinar to learn how libraries are prepared to support the immigrant community. We will discuss how and why libraries make a strong partner in citizenship efforts; what resources and programmatic support are available to libraries; things to consider when your program is pursuing a partnership with a library; and what efforts exist at the federal level to promote this partnership. The moderators are Laura Burdick, CLINIC Field Support Coordinator and Leya Speasmaker, CLINIC Integration Program Manager. Presenters will include staff from the USCIS Office of Citizenship and CLINIC affiliate agencies. Contact Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org with questions.

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Webinar: All About LPRs and Travel Abroad

 

 

Thursday, March 26th

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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What are the legal concerns that may arise if your lawful permanent resident client travels abroad? When may an absence be construed as abandonment of residency? What if your LPR client has a child born abroad, or is traveling with an LPR card that expires during her absence? What can your client do if he knows in advance that he needs to be outside the U.S. for a year or more? And what can an LPR do who is abroad and no longer wishes to be an LPR? In this webinar, CLINIC attorneys Kristina Karpinski and Susan Schreiber will review the variety of legal issues and complications related to LPR travel.

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Webinar: All About Cubans

 

Friday, February 27th

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

 

President Obama recently moved to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba by lifting trade restrictions and softening the travel ban. How will these efforts affect Cubans currently in the United States and those planning on coming? In this webinar we will review special eligibility rules for parole, employment authorization, and adjustment of status for Cubans and their dependents under the Cuban Adjustment Act. We will cover bars to adjustment, common grounds of inadmissibility, and waiver eligibility. We will also discuss the sunset provision of the CAA and the effect of normalizing relations. Join Randy McGrorty, Director, Catholic Charities Legal Services, Miami, and CLINIC’s Charles Wheeler as they impart their experiences representing Cubans and provide practical informative on this specialized topic.

 

 

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Executive Action: Implications for Family-Based Immigration

 

Thursday, January 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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Have you considered how the President’s recent executive actions on immigration may create new opportunities to adjust status and overcome inadmissibility? For example:

  • DACA and DAPA grantees who entered the U.S. EWI but then travel on advance parole will qualify to adjust status if they are immediate relatives
  • No travel on advance parole will be considered a departure for purposes of triggering the unlawful presence ground of inadmissibility
  • More family members of veterans and those in active duty military service will qualify for parole-in-place, and for adjustment of status under 245(a)
  • More family-based immigrants will qualify for a provisional waiver of the unlawful presence ground if consular processing
  • Anticipated national guidance on the extreme hardship standard will likely make it easier for waiver applicants.


To learn more about all of these aspects of the new executive actions that impact on family-based immigration, please join Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler for this informative discussion.

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DACA Updates - Executive Action, DACA Renewal Processing and More

 

December 18, 2014

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

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

Cost: Free

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 This webinar is presented by Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), National Immigration Law Center (NILC), and The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG).  Please join us for a free webinar on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  We'll discuss President Obama's recent executive action expanding DACA.  We'll also share updates on DACA renewal processing; the employment and immigration consequences of DACA and EAD expiration; tips for maintaining your current employment while renewing; and developments related to applying for DACA with a criminal history.

 

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

 

For questions or additional information, please contact Ilissa Mira, imira@cliniclegal.org.

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How to Offer Tax Preparation Assistance Services at your Agency

December 11th; 2:00 - 3:30pm (EST)

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Good moral character is a requirement for naturalization applicants. Paying taxes is one way to establish good moral character, and immigration legal service programs and their agencies can easily assist their clients with this important task. In preparation for the 2015 tax season, attend this webinar to learn quick and easy ways to establish this service within your own agency. Learn how offering tax assistance preparation services promotes immigrant integration within your agency and community. Learn from the experiences of Frank Sanchez of the Telamon Corporation and Alma Vasquez of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee as they explain how they offer this service to their communities, the steps they took to establish the service, and the impact it has had on clients. Contact Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@clincilegal.org with any questions.

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Select Issues in Religious Immigration

Wednesday, November 19th

2:00pm - 3:30 pm

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How do I document compensation when the beneficiary is a member of a religious order and has taken a vow of poverty? Does time spent outside the U.S. count toward the 5 year limitation for R-1 status?  What do I do when CBP admits my R-1 client for a shorter or longer period than the time granted by USCIS on the I-129 approval? What is the USCIS Fraud Unit looking for during a site visit? Does work outside the U.S. count towards the two years of continuous qualifying work immediately before filing the I-360 petition?

 

Find out the answers to these and other questions on  religious nonimmigrant and special immigrant petitions.  Join CLINIC's Director of Religious Immigration Services, Miguel Naranjo, and Training and Legal Support Senior Attorney, Kristina Karpinski,  as they discuss select issues in religious immigration.

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Creating and Managing Sub Offices

October 22nd

2:00 - 3:30 pm (EST)

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Do you serve a large region with one office and wish to expand using sub offices or other spaces? Are you planning to expand your service delivery models to other locations once President Obama announces administrative relief before the end of the year? Perhaps you’ve considered expanding to an additional location but aren’t quite sure where to start.

Join us for this free webinar on sub offices. We will provide information about various components of setting up and managing a legal services sub office and share best practices that demonstrate how strong case management systems are key to a professional and healthy immigration program. Our panelists include affiliate Immigration Legal Director, Schuyler Pisha, Esq of Catholic Social Services of Fall River, Inc. and Jeanne Atkinson, Executive Director of CLINIC and past Program Director of Catholic Charities’ Immigration Legal Services (ILS) for the Archdiocese of Washington, to share their experiences supervising program sub offices and staff as well as share best practices.

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For questions or additional information contact Nathaly Perez at nperez@cliniclegal

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Adjustment of Status from the Agency's Perspective

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2:00-3:30 (EST)

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Eligibility for adjustment of status should be straightforward, but we all know that is not always the case.  With expanding definitions of "admission," new opportunities for advance parole, greater eligibility for "surviving relatives," and derivative family members who may qualify for 245(i) without establishing physical presence, you may encounter complicated legal and procedural issues in proving that your client qualifies to adjust. In this webinar, staff from the National Benefits Center will join CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler to discuss adjustment of status eligibility issues, the agency’s internal policies, and how the application and supporting documents are reviewed at the NBC.

 

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Webinar: Advocating to Protect Unaccompanied Children in Your Community

September 26th

2:00 - 3:30 pm (est)

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As unaccompanied children relocate from the Southern border to reside with family members across the United States and await their immigration hearings, communities are eager to respond. This webinar will provide updates on where the children are living, their impact on local communities, and steps you can take to welcome them. Panelists will provide specific suggestions for local advocacy on behalf of young migrants seeking safety in our country – how to educate community members and how to persuade policymakers to ensure access to much-needed legal representation, education, healthcare, and other social services.

 

 

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How Do I Fix This? Seeking Solutions for Adjudication Problems

August 27, 2014


As an immigration advocate, you know the road to case approval can be long and bumpy: RFEs for documents already submitted or irrelevant, erroneous case denials, long-delayed case adjudications, immigration visa denials based on improper legal standards - the list of problems goes on and on. What remedies exist to address these problems and how can CLINIC help you in the process? When and how should you contact the CIS Ombudsman Office or inquire about a legal issue with the Department of State through Legalnet? To find out more about how you can "fix" case adjudication problems, join CLINIC's Advocacy Director, Allison Posner and Senior Attorney, Kristina Karpinski, and our guest speakers Peggy Gleason, Senior Advisor, DHS, CIS Ombudsman Office, (Invited) and Jennie Guilfoyle, Attorney Advisor, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State (Invited ) for an affiliates-only webinar on August 27.

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 at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

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Can this Residency be Saved? Representing the LPR who Shouldn't be One

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

Have you ever represented a client who turned out not to be eligible for his or her LPR status?  Perhaps your client immigrated as the child of an LPR but was already married. Or had an undisclosed conviction that would have triggered inadmissibility.  Or even received LPR status based on a sham marriage.  Is there any way to preserve your client's residency status or assist your client in re-immigrating?  Join CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Susan Schreiber to review how defects in your client's underlying residency may come to the attention of USCIS and what remedies may be available for your client to retain residency status, including 237(a)(1)(H) waivers, re-immigrating and prosecutorial discretion.

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 at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org

 

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DACA Renewal and Updates

July 24, 2014

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

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

Cost: Free

 

This webinar is presented by Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), National Immigration Law Center (NILC), The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG), and United We Dream (UWD).  Please join us for a free webinar on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal process and other DACA updates.  We will share tips and respond to common questions about the DACA renewal process and changes to Form I-821D.  We will also discuss the latest developments in DACA policy.     

 

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

 

For questions or additional information, please contact Ilissa Mira, imira@cliniclegal.org.

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Webinar: Children Traveling Alone: The Catholic Church’s Response

 Join us for a free webinar to learn more about the unaccompanied children entering the United States.   We will discuss why they are coming, where they are staying, what services the Church is providing, and how you can help.  
Panelists will include experts on the root causes of migration from Central America and the emergency, social, and legal services available to these minor children. 

 

Panelists:

  • Sarah Bronstein, Senior Attorney, CLINIC
  • Richard Jones, Deputy Regional Director for Global Solidarity and Justice in L. America and the Caribbean, Catholic Relief Services
  • Kim Burgo, Senior Director Disaster Response Operations, Catholic Charities USA
  • Kristyn Peck, Associate Director of Children’s Services, Migration and Refugee Services, USCCB
  • Martin Gauto, Field Support Coordinator, CLINIC
  • Ashley Feasley, Immigration Policy Advisor, Office of Migration Policy and Public Affairs, USCCB
  • Allison Posner, Director of Advocacy, CLINIC

 Register for "Children Traveling Alone: The Catholic Church’s Response"

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar. For questions or additional information contact Maura Moser at mmoser@cliniclegal.org

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2013 CLINIC Affiliate Survey- Understanding the Survey Results and Generating Reports

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Cost: Free 

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Mary Gautier, Ph.D. from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) will highlight the results of CLINIC's 2013 Affiliate Survey with a general overview of membership, services provided, staffing, client characteristics, and use of training and support services. Affiliates will learn how they can access the survey information online and generate reports for a variety of purposes.

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

 For questions or additional information contact Pat Maloof at pmaloof@cliniclegal.org.

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DACA and Advanced Parole

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

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

Cost: Free

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The American Immigration Council (AIC) and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) invite you to join this FREE webinar.

This webinar is for legal service providers helping Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients apply for permission to travel abroad using advance parole.   We will review advance parole guidelines and offer suggestions on how best to prepare advance parole applications for DACA recipients.  We will also share information about travel experiences of DACA recipients.  Finally, we will discuss the impact of advance parole on the green card application process for DACA recipients who are beneficiaries of family-based petitions.

 

Panelists:

Dan Berger, Partner, Curran & Berger LLP

Tatyana Delgado, Training and Legal Support Attorney, CLINIC

Ilissa Mira, Training and Legal Support Attorney, CLINIC

Patrick Taurel, DACA Legal Services Fellow, AIC

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

 

For questions or additional information, please contact Tatyana Delgado, tdelgado@cliniclegal.org

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Webinar: CSPA From A to Z

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   

 

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The Supreme Court will soon decide a key aspect of the Child Status Protection Act: whether aged-out derivative children will be able to retain the priority date when a new petition is filed in their behalf. Please join us on a webinar explaining the Court's decision and its impact on family-based immigration.  We will also cover all other elements of the CSPA: its effect on immediate relatives, applying the age-reduction formula to F-2A beneficiaries and derivatives in the preference categories, satisfying the one-year filing requirement, and the consequences of the petitioner's naturalizing.  The presenters will include Charles Wheeler, author of AILA's Focus on the Child Status Protection Act, and Debbie Smith, Senior Attorney, CLINIC's Training and Legal Support section. Charles and Debbie contributed to CLINIC's amicus brief to the Supreme Court in the CSPA case that the Court will decide soon. 

  

Register by clicking here. After registering you will receive a confirmaton email containing information on how to join a webinar.

 

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

 

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Immigration Advocacy: From Capitol Hill to Your Neighborhood

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time

Cost: Free

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This free webinar is for current and aspiring immigrant advocates on a grassroots level. Whether you are on Diocesan staff, a legal service provider, a member of a religious community, or a parishioner who wants to get more involved to help immigrants in your parish, please join us.

Immigration laws and policies come from the federal government but immigrants' lives are also impacted by state and local laws and policies. We will provide an overview of the role each level of government plays in regulating the lives and livelihoods of immigrants. You will learn about our broken federal immigration system and what you can do to help convince Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. We will also cover the limited role of the Executive Branch in setting immigration policies. Finally, we will discuss the types of laws and policies that state and local governments around the country are passing on such important matters as higher education, driver's licenses, immigration fraud, and police involvement in immigration enforcement, both pro-immigrant integration measures as well as restrictive anti-immigrant ones. In addition to learning about these issues, you will acquire tools and strategies for advocating to change policies and practices in your communities.

 

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

For questions or additional information contact Jen Riddle at jriddle@cliniclegal.org.

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Keeping Up with the News: Second Quarterly Webinar of 2014

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Cost: Free 

Join us on Wednesday May 14  at 2:00 eastern for CLINIC's second quarterly webinar of the year. CLINIC staff will report on our ongoing legalization work; advocacy on immigration detainers; and developing and using program policies and procedures to  strengthen your program. We will also review developments in immigration law and procedure including DACA renewal; the new N-400 ; recent BIA and federal court cases on asylee adjustment and U visa waivers; new guidelines on credible fear determinations; and updates and practice tips from the NSC on waiver adjudications.  

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 at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.   

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Establishing a Strong Case Management System: Part II

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A strong case management system is key to a healthy immigration legal program. A strong case management system helps ensure consistency, uniformity, and a high quality of work. It balances the interests of the client in getting the best and speediest representation with those of the agency in providing services efficiently. Join us for Part II of this series. It will focus on case file organization standards, case notes standards, a filing system, case closing procedures, and a tickler system to ensure important deadlines are not missed. The presenters are Director of CLINIC's Capacity Building Section Jeff Chenoweth, and CLINIC Attorney and Field Support Coordinator Martin Gauto.

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Temporary Protected Status: Requirements, Process and Practice Pointers

May 28th: 2:00 - 3:30 pm (EST)

Can an application for TPS be approved if filed after the initial registration period? What evidence needs to be submitted to prove continuous residence? How will my client's criminal conviction impact his application? Is someone with TPS maintaining lawful status for purposes of adjustment of status?

Join us as we discuss these and other issues related to TPS with representatives from USCIS, Vermont Service Center. The webinar will be presented by Kristina Karpinski, CLINIC Senior Attorney; Georges Francis,  Managing Attorney, Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami and representatives from USCIS, Vermont Service Center.

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All About BIA Recognition & Accreditation

March 20th

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Cost: Free

 

Would you like to know more about how your nonprofit agency and staff can become authorized to provide immigration legal services? Join us for this webinar training on Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) agency recognition and staff accreditation. BIA agency recognition and staff accreditation is the Department of Justice's certification of nonprofit legal immigration programs and their staff. It allows non-attorneys to practice immigration law as authorized representatives. Increasing the number of BIA recognized agencies, locations, and accredited staff will be essential for implementing Comprehensive Immigration Reform and serving the millions of immigrants who will be eligible for relief. During this webinar, we will discuss the requirements for recognition and accreditation; the process for submitting an application; and the latest BIA developments. The presenters are CLINIC Attorney Silvana Arista and CLINIC Field Support Coordinator Laura Burdick.

 

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.

 

For questions or additional information contact Laura Burdick at lburdick@cliniclegal.org.

 

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Free Webinar: What's New About the New N-400?

Wednesday, February 26th

2:00 - 3:30 pm (EST)

 

Please join us for a free webinar on the new Form N-400.  The new 21-page N-400 is 11 pages longer than the previous form and includes new questions related to security and child soldier related issues.  The webinar will discuss changes in the format and content of the new N-400. The presenters will be Laura Burdick, CLINIC Field Support Coordinator, Aidin Castillo, ILRC Immigration Policy Attorney, and Debbie Smith, CLINIC Senior Attorney.

 

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Adoptions and New USCIS Policy Memo on Hague Convention Cases

Thursday March 13th

2:00 - 3:30 pm (EST)

Please join us for a webinar on petitioning for adopted children and the new USCIS policy concerning Hague Convention adoption cases.  The new USCIS policy memo, released on December 23, 2013, provides guidance to adjudicators interpreting the "habitual residence" of children subject to the restrictions of the Hague Convention.  The webinar will discuss the rules related to adoption petitions and the Hague Convention requirements in light of the December 2013 memo.  The presenters will be Kristina Karpinski, CLINIC Senior Attorney, Jessica Gordon, an attorney specializing in adoption at Steffas & Associates, P.C., and Debbie Smith, CLINIC Senior Attorney.

 

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All about Priority Dates: Retention, Revocation, Reinstatement

Thursday, February 20th

2:00 - 3:30 (EST)

 

Are you confused as to exactly when your client can retain an earlier priority date?  What about the consequences of the petitioner's naturalizing?  What do you need to do when the derivative beneficiary ages out?  If a petition is terminated or revoked, can it ever be reinstated?  In this webinar we will review how priority dates are established, how they can be lost, and under what circumstances they may be recovered.  We will also discuss automatic conversion when the beneficiary marries, divorces, or ages out.  And we will analyze the real waiting time behind the priority date – it may be much longer than you think.

 

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Update on Eligibility for Adjustment of Status

Thursday, January 23, 2014

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Are you up to date with the latest developments affecting eligibility to adjust status?  Law and policy decisions in the past few months have created new avenues for adjustment of status and addressed the limits of 245(i) grandfathering for derivatives.  For example, the USCIS has issued an important memo providing adjustment eligibility for certain relatives of military service members and veterans (parole in place). It also issued a memo clarifying adjustment eligibility for visa waiver overstays married to US citizens.  We are still learning about the effects of advance parole by TPS and DACA grantees as a means to qualify for adjustment.  The BIA issued a decision on after-acquired spouses and 245(i) eligibility. And a federal appeals court issued a decision on adjustment of status for K-4 derivatives.  Join CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber, Debbie Smith and Charles Wheeler to find out how these developments impact on your clients’ eligibility for adjustment of status.


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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.

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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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Webinar Series: Hot Topics in Immigration Advocacy

 

 

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

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the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

  invite you to participate in a series of free Friday webinars during the month of November.

November 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern / 11:00-12:30 pm Pacific

 

These webinars are for immigrant and social justice advocates, legal service providers, faith leaders, community organizers, and others working with and on behalf of immigrants and will address the following important issues:

 

Upcoming Webinars

 

State and Local Immigration Laws:  Recap of 2013 and Outlook for 2014

Friday, November 22, 2013

This webinar will review some of the anti-immigrant and pro-immigrant laws passed by states in 2013 on topics including state-issued identification and driver’s licenses, refugee resettlement, immigration enforcement, and access to higher education. Panelists will also address the state-level immigration policy outlook for 2014. 

 Register For This Webinar

 

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining each webinar. 

 

Past Webinars

Comprehensive Immigration Reform 2013-2014: The Road Forward from the Church’s Perspective

Friday, November 1, 2013

This webinar will look at the legislation and politics which will shape the debate on immigration reform in the House of Representatives, explaining the Church’s position on individual bills and the strategy for winning final legislation the Church can support.  Panelists will discuss proper messaging for the House debate and share tactics for getting these messages out to influence a positive final outcome.

Watch a Recording of this Webinar

 

Recent Trends in State and Local Immigration Enforcement

Friday, November 8, 2013

This webinar will provide an overview of collaboration between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local law enforcement agencies through the Criminal Alien Program, 287(g) Partnerships, and Secure Communities as well as the use of ICE detainers to identify potentially deportable individuals in state or local custody.  Panelists will address how these programs harm American families and communities and suggest ways to advocate on a state and local level against their continuation.

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Immigration Detention: Perspectives from D.C. and the Field

Friday, November 15, 2013

 This webinar will address immigration detention, including the federal mandate requiring the detention of certain immigrants, the recent rise of immigration detention, and alternatives to detention. Additionally, the panel will include local perspectives on the effects of detention facilities on communities and how local stakeholders can help combat this national phenomenon.

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Affidavits of Support: From Basic to Advanced Issues

October 30, 2013

Affidavits of Support: From Basic to Advanced Issues

 
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 

Almost all family-based and some employment-based petitioners must file the Form I-864 Affidavit of Support to show the intending immigrant is not likely to become a public charge.  In this webinar we will discuss everything about the affidavit of support, including financial eligibility requirements, measuring household size and income, use of assets and joint sponsors, obligations of sponsors, and exceptions to filing requirements.  We will also review the new version of the Form I-864.  Join CLINIC Attorneys Charles Wheeler and Kristina Karpinski as we discuss these and other related issues.

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

For questions or additional information contact Dinah Suncin ad dsuncin@clinclegal.org.

 

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Humanitarian Parole

September 26, 2013
Humanitarian Parole 

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  

USCIS may grant humanitarian parole to individuals to come to the U.S. for a temporary period of time because of emergency  or humanitarian reasons.   Who is eligible to apply?  How is the application submitted?  In this webinar we will discuss the requirements for humanitarian parole and the procedures for requesting parole and re-parole.  Join CLINIC Training and Legal Support Senior Attorneys Kristina Karpinski and Debbie Smith as they discuss these and other issues related to humanitarian parole. In addition,  CLINIC has invited Liz Runge, Branch Chief, Humanitarian Affairs Branch, USCIS International Operations Division, Department of Homeland Security to participate in the webinar.


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

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Working with Volunteers to Serve More Clients

September 10, 2013
Working with Volunteers to Serve More Clients

 
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Cost: Free

The Immigration Advocates Network invites you to join a free webinar, "Working with Volunteers to Serve More Clients. This webinar will discuss how to recruit volunteers at large firms, small practices, and the local AILA chapter; how to maintain a successful volunteer-based project; and where to find resources on working with volunteers. The panelists are Karen Grisez, Public Service Counsel, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Meredith Linsky, Director, South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR); Leya Speasmaker, Field Support Coordinator, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC); and Susan Timmons, Associate Director, Practice and Professionalism Center, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).


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If you have questions, email IAN at support@immigrationadvocates.org.  

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BIA Recognition and Accreditation for Start-up and Expanding Programs

BIA Recognition and Accreditation for Start-up and Expanding Programs

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Free

Join us for CLINIC’s kick-off webinar for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) preparation in 2013, the first in a series. This free webinar training will cover the application process and requirements for Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recognition and accreditation. We will also discuss the latest BIA developments, including the new FAQ sheet released by the BIA, training requirements for staff, and issues the BIA is analyzing before submitting proposed changes to recognition and accreditation regulations. BIA agency recognition and staff accreditation is the Department of Justice’s certification of nonprofit legal immigration programs and their staff. It allows non-attorneys to practice immigration law as authorized representatives. Increasing the number of BIA recognized agencies, locations, and accredited staff will be essential for implementing CIR and bringing legal services to the millions of immigrants who will be eligible for relief. This webinar will be presented by CLINIC Attorneys Silvana Arista and Sarah Bronstein and CLINIC Field Support Coordinator Laura Burdick. For questions, please contact Laura Burdick at lburdick@cliniclegal.org.

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All About Voluntary Departure; What It Is, What You Get, and What You Lose When You Don't Depart

March 27, 2013
All About Voluntary Departure; What It Is, What You Get, and What You Lose When You Don't Depart 

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 

Who qualifies for voluntary departure and what are the advantages and disadvantages of a grant of "VD"?  Whether or not you represent clients in removal proceedings, you will certainly have clients who currently have VD, or overstayed a grant of VD and now want to know what if any impact that has on eligibility for another immigration benefit.  To learn about eligibility for voluntary departure, time limits, establishing compliance, reopening VD orders, and consequences for failure to depart, join CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Susan Schreiber for a review of all matters related to voluntary departure. 

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information, please contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

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All About Conditional Residency

February 27, 2013
All About Conditional Residency  

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

In this webinar we start with the basics on who is subject to conditional residency and who is not.  We will discuss the rights, benefits, and obligations of conditional residency, including how to remove the conditions after two years. We will discuss the joint petition and the options for waiving it due to death, divorce, domestic violence, and extreme hardship. Finally, we will cover common problems such as late filings and options for clients in failing marriages.  Join CLINIC attorneys Jennie Guilfoyle and Charles Wheeler for this in-depth discussion. 

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information, please contact Dinah Suncin at dscuncin@cliniclegal.org

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When Is a Kid a Kid (under the INA)?

 April 29, 2013

When Is a Kid a Kid (under the INA)?

 
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  

How old do you have to be to sign an affidavit of support or be counted as a household member? To qualify as a stepchild?  To derive citizenship when your parent naturalizes? Of the seven ways to be a child under INA § 101(b), which ones satisfy that definition under 101(c)? What does it mean for a child to be "legitimated?"  And what are the various options for immigrating as an adopted child?  In this webinar, CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler will review all the requirements of being a "child" under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as well as the various ways that age becomes a factor in immigration law benefits and responsibilities.

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information, please contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

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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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DACA Evaluation: Beyond the Numbers

DACA Evaluation: Beyond the Numbers

January, 23, 2013

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Cost: Free

Now that your agency has assisted numerous clients in receiving their DACA approval, it is time to step back and evaluate the success of your agency’s response.  Was your program ready for DACA?  Do you have the data to justify the support you have received?  What have you learned?  How has your program grown?  Will you be ready for the next change in immigration law or policy?  Join CLINIC’s capacity building staff to learn about strategies for data collection, program evaluation, and documenting outputs and outcomes.  We will also cover how to use information from your DACA program evaluation to plan and prepare for comprehensive immigration reform.

Register by clicking here. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  Please contact Michelle Sardone (msardone@cliniclegal.org) with any questions.

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Keeping Up with the News: Final Quarterly Webinar of 2012

December 14, 2012
Keeping Up with the News: Final Quarterly Webinar of 2012
 

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Cost: Free to Affiliates
 
Join us on December 14 at 2:00 eastern for the next CLINIC free quarterly webinar. CLINIC staff from our Advocacy, Capacity Building and Training Sections will be reviewing the latest updates on DACA eligibility and adjudications, and discussing how to get your program ready for the implementation of pre-adjudication of unlawful presence waivers.

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For additional information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.

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Nonimmigrant Religious Workers: Requirements, Process and Practice Pointers

November 15, 2012
Nonimmigrant Religious Workers: Requirements, Process and Practice Pointers  
  

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 

This webinar will cover the requirements for R-1 nonimmigrant status, the process for filing an I-129 petition with USCIS and the process for obtaining an R-1 visa at a U.S. consulate abroad. Issues to be discussed include: maintaining and extending status, compensation of the R-1 beneficiary, travel issues and USCIS site visits. The webinar will be presented by Anne Marie Gibbons, Director, Center for Religious Immigration and Protection, CLINIC; Miguel Naranjo, Managing Attorney, Center for Religious Immigration and Protection, CLINIC; and Kristina Karpinski, Training and Legal Support Attorney, CLINIC.

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.   For additional information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org

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DACA Emerging Best Practices - A Conversation between CLINIC and Affiliates

October 22, 2012
DACA Emerging Best Practices - A Conversation between CLINIC and Affiliates 
 

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Affiliates Only
Free

Join CLINIC's Capacity Building staff for a moderated discussion of affiliates on "real-time" DACA management and implementation issues.  This online meeting, as opposed to a teaching webinar, will give CLINIC affiliates an opportunity to speak to their peers about the many management questions and program modifications that have come up since DACA applications were first accepted on August 15th.


The purposes of the conversation are to: 1) identify challenges and strategies to overcome challenges as DACA implementation evolves over time; 2)  hear how some affiliates have been successful in gaining additional resources in money and staff from their parent organizations and external funders; 3) hear how immigration program directors are serving existing clients, adding DACA clients and contemplating future benefits like state-side processing of provisional unauthorized presence waivers; 4) plan for future surges in DACA applications.

If you have questions to pose or information to share during this online meeting, please contact your Field Support Coordinator so issues and presenters can be identified in advance.

 

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information contact Michelle Sardone at msardone@cliniclegal.org.

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What Really Happened at the Border: Determining Whether Your Client was Ordered Removed

October 12, 2012
What Really Happened at the Border: Determining Whether Your Client was Ordered Removed

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 isn't sure what happened at the border when she tried to enter several years ago and didn't succeed.  How do you determine what actually occurred at the border? Was there a removal order at all?  If so, what kind?  Was it expedited removal, Section 240 removal or voluntary departure?  The presenters will discuss strategies for determining what occurred including: what questions to ask clients, FOIA requests and obtaining FBI rap sheets.  The presenters for this webinar are Sarah Bronstein and Jennie Guilfoyle, CLINIC Training and Legal Support Attorneys.

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

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"Mega" Group Application Workshop Training

"Mega" Group Application Workshop Training -
A Series of Three Training Events:


1) Mega Workshop Webinar - Wednesday, September 12 -2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT (Register below)

2) Mega Workshop Training in Los Angeles - Friday, November 16

3) Mega Naturalization Workshop Event in Los Angeles - Saturday, November 17
(registration for the November 16 and 17 events will be open soon)

Webinar Hosted By:
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
&
NALEO Educational Fund

This series of three training events is the first of its kind. The purposes of the events are to: 1) educate charitable immigration legal staff on the unique differences of planning and implementing a large, "mega" group application workshop for naturalization and deferred action; 2) offer a one-day, on-site training in Los Angeles about the mega workshop model; and 3) give trainees actual "mega" workshop experience the next day serving an estimated number of 350 naturalization applicants.     

The webinar and on-site training is for the staff of Catholic agencies and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal worker staff of private law offices.    

Please note that registration for the training and workshop will be released at a later date soon. Registration for the September 12 webinar is not required to attend the on-site training and workshop. Registration for the webinar is not a commitment to attend the training or workshop. For questions, please contact Jeff Chenoweth at jchenoweth@cliniclegal.org or 202-635-5826.

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Immigrating Through Marriage: Fiancé(e)s and Conditional Residents

September 24, 2012
Immigrating Through Marriage: Fiancé(e)s and Conditional Residents 

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

K-1, K-2, K-3, K-4, CR-1, CR-2-if you know these immigration codes, you know they represent fiancé(e)s and their derivatives; beneficiaries of I-130s filed by U.S. citizen spouses and their derivatives; and conditional resident spouses and children. But what else do you know about these categories? This webinar will review who qualifies to come to the U.S. as a fiancé(e), who qualifies to be a fiancé(e) petitioner and the requirements for a fiancé(e) to adjust to permanent residence. We will also cover the requirements for K-3 and K-4 visas and discuss recent Board of Immigration Appeals cases on K-4 adjustments. A review of conditional resident spouses and children including how and when they should apply to remove the conditions on residency will also be included. Join CLINIC Attorneys Debbie Smith and Kristina Karpinski as we discuss these various options for Immigration Through Marriage.

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

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Implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): One Week Later

August 23, 2012
Implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): One Week Later

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Cost: Free

USCIS will begin accepting applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on August 15th.  A week later, join CLINIC for a webinar discussing strategies for meeting the need of DACA applicants at the local level.  This webinar will discuss different methods for meeting the increased demand for services.  Staff from CLINIC affiliates will discuss what approaches are currently working for their programs including coalition building, information sessions, and group-processing workshops as well as ideas for funding proposals.  Join staff from CLINIC's Advocacy, Capacity Building, and Training & Legal Support sections for this webinar to make sure your agency is prepared to serve clients under the new program.  Bring your questions or experiences to date so we can share them with others.

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org  

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Update on Deferred Action for DREAMers

Update on Deferred Action for DREAMers

This webinar is only offered to CLINIC Affiliates

Date: August 3, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT 


On June 15, President Obama announced a new administration policy whereby DHS will be able to grant deferred action to certain qualifying young people, often known as DREAMers, who have fulfilled age, residency, and educational or military requirements. He announced that the process of granting deferred action would be implemented within 60 days of his decision. Last week, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that DHS will share further details about the application process and eligibility requirements on August 1st, and that CIS will begin accepting applications on August 15th.

Join CLINIC Advocacy, Capacity Building, and Training and Legal Support staff for a FREE webinar that will cover the eligibility requirements, including any new information we learn on August 1st; and will cover preparing your organization for this new program.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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

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Terrorism-Related Inadmissibility Grounds

August 9, 2012
Terrorism-Related Inadmissibility Grounds 
 
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


The Terrorism-Related Inadmissibility Grounds (TRIG) are extremely broad in scope, and cover many activities one would not associate with "terrorism"; they have posed particular challenges for asylum seekers, asylees, and refugees in recent years.  In this webinar, CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Jennie Guilfoyle will provide an overview of TRIG, focusing in particular on how they affect applicants  for refugee status, refugee/asylee applicants for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident, and refugee/asylee family reunification petitioners.  The panelists will also cover TRIG exemptions, including updates on the latest exemptions.

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org

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Arizona's SB 1070 at the U.S. Supreme Court

Friday, July 13, 2012
Arizona's SB 1070 at the U.S. Supreme Court

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Space is limited.

On Monday, June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 5-3 ruling on Arizona's state immigration enforcement law, SB 1070.   What did the Court hold? What does it mean? What are the potential ramifications for "copycat" laws in other states? What's next for advocacy?    

Join the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and a panel of distinguished guests for a webinar on Friday, July 13, 2-3:30pmEST.  

Featured Panelists:

  • Andre Segura, Staff Attorney, Immigrants' Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Shuya Ohno, National Field Organizer, National Immigration Forum

Moderator:

  • Karen Siciliano Lucas, State & Local Advocacy Attorney, CLINIC

 

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Spotlight on the Petitioner

July 31, 2012
Spotlight on the Petitioner

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Cost: $25 for CLINIC affiliates paying annual dues 
 
Picture this scene: A USC or LPR and his undocumented wife come to see you to discuss filing for the wife's permanent residency status. You've asked the husband for proof of his status, and you've interviewed the wife to find out about her manner of entry and potential inadmissibility issues. Are you done? Not quite. You still need to question the USC or LPR spouse about his history, including possible warrants, prior convictions and for an LPR, other circumstances that might trigger enforcement if they come to light. Also, if the USC petitioner is filing for a fiancée, the spotlight on the petitioner includes the need to inquire about prior petitions as well as criminal convictions.

What circumstances put the petitioner in the spotlight? And how do you determine if the petitioner is at risk of petition denial or being subject to criminal or immigration enforcement?   To answer these questions join CLINIC attorneys Kristina Karpinski and Susan Schreiber for a review of issues including the Adam Walsh Act, required disclosures for fiancé(e) petitioners, IBIS security checks on petitioners, and other matters that may trigger enforcement for LPRs.

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org  

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Affiliates-only Webinar on Deferred Action for DREAM Act Children

June 20, 2012
Free Webinar on Deferred Action for DREAM Act Children

12:00 pm-1:30 pm EDT

Cost:  Free to Affiliates


As you know, the President recently announced a new process where certain children will be able to apply for deferred action status and employment authorization. We are still waiting for the details on how this program will be implemented.  This webinar will review and summarize what we do know.  It will also discuss strategies for dealing with the press, communicating with clients, performing outreach to the community, and preparing your program for increased demand for services.  Join staff from CLINIC's Advocacy, Training & Legal Support, and Capacity Building sections for this important update.  Bring your questions or experiences to date so we can share them with others.

Space is limited. 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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CLINIC Quarterly Webinar

June 22, 2012
CLINIC Quarterly Webinar  

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Cost:  Free for Affiliates only
 
Join us on Friday, June 22 for CLINIC 's second quarterly webinar review of legal updates and news on CLINIC initiatives and services. Our webinar panelists will discuss (a) VAWA Reauthorization; (b) ICE enforcement through use of fingerprints taken for custody determinations; (c)  CIS roll-out of "ELIS", a new system for filing applications electronically and to increase in number and type in the near future; (d) new Supreme Court cases addressing LPRs and admission, and cancellation of removal, and new BIA cases on unlawful presence, and refugees subject to removal; (e) lock-box filing and stateside processing of all waiver applications; (f) CIS  reaffirmation of 1990 policy to not classify children as conditional residents if there is no conditional resident spouse and (g) news from CLINIC's Executive Office.  Don't miss the latest news from the field: register for this free affiliates-only webinar today!  

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org. 

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Citizenship for Elders: Issues and Options in Test Preparation

June 28, 2012

Citizenship for Elders: Issues and Options in Test Preparation

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Cost:  Free  

The citizenship test, especially the English language requirement, often poses a major challenge for older applicants.  How can citizenship teachers and program administrators best meet the special needs of an older learner?  What are the best strategies for success?  Join us for a conversation about promising practices in instruction and program design for elders in your community.  We will also discuss suggestions for learning activities, cultural considerations, and strategies to address common health issues.  This webinar is based on CLINIC's handbook by the same title, which is being updated for release of a second edition shortly.  CLINIC Field Support Coordinators Leya Speasmaker and Laura Burdick will present together with local agency staff.

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information contact Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org 

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How Long Is Too Long: LPRs and Abandonment of Residency

June 12, 2012
How Long Is Too Long: LPRs and Abandonment of Residency
  

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

We all know that the "permanent" in lawful permanent residency is misleading. LPRs can lose their status in a number of ways, including abandonment of residency.  How long can an LPR be out of the country before abandonment becomes a possibility?  How is abandonment assessed? When should your client file for a reentry permit?  What does a long-absent LPR need to do to return to the United States?  If the LPR manages to return to the U.S. after a prolonged absence abroad, does the issue of abandonment go away?  What if it's not the LPR's fault - the parents took the child abroad and he or she had to go with them?  If you want to know the answers to these and other questions, join CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler for a discussion on this topic.

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

June 7, 2012
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Cost:  Free
 
Children who have been the victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect are among the most vulnerable immigrants in our society.  These children may qualify for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), a pathway to becoming a lawful permanent resident.  The presenters will discuss the eligibility requirements for SIJS as well as the procedures for applying both affirmatively and defensively in removal proceedings.  The presenters for this webinar are Sarah Bronstein and Kristina Karpinski, Training and Legal Support Attorneys with Catholic Legal Immigration Network.  This is a free webinar.

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

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The Supreme Court Considers Arizona v. United States

April 27, 2012
The Supreme Court Considers Arizona v. United States

 
 
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Cost:  Free
 
 On April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Arizona v. United States, a case involving the legal challenge to Arizona's restrictive state immigration enforcement law "SB 1070."  The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops submitted a "friend of the court" brief in the case, supporting the United States in challenging the law.  What did the Bishops say in their brief?  What are the interests of the Catholic Church when states choose to enforce federal immigration law on their own terms?  What is wrong with a policy of "attrition through enforcement"?  
 
This webinar - held just two days after oral arguments - will discuss all of these issues and more.  How did the Justices react to arguments by both sides?  What is really at stake?  The webinar will place the legal arguments over SB 1070 in the context of new ways that states and localities are proposing to get more active on immigration.  It will give you a chance to hear more about state and local immigration enforcement and to ask questions directly of CLINIC's Karen Lucas and USCCB's Sara Ibrahim.

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information contact Karen Siciliano Lucas at klucas@cliniclegal.org.

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Confronting Thorny Ethical Issues

April 30, 2012

Confronting Thorny Ethical Issues
 
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time      
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Cost: $50; $25 for CLINIC affiliates paying annual dues

How should advocates handle  a situation that poses an ethical dilemma?  In this webinar, the presenters will provide an overview of some of the ethical rules that advocates must follow.  The presenters will discuss situations in which a client seems not to be telling the truth, or wishes to or has already submitted false documents when seeking an immigration benefit.  The panelists will address when conflicts of interest may arise.  For example, what should you do when the beneficiary of a family based petition filed by her spouse tells you in confidence that her spouse is abusing her?  The discussion will include consideration of different ethics rules that might come into play, including duties of confidentiality to the client, conflicts of interest and candor to the tribunal.  The presenters for this webinar are Sarah Bronstein and Debbie Smith, Training and Legal Support Attorneys with CLINIC.

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org. 

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Keeping Up with the News: CLINIC's New Quarterly Update Webinar for our Affiliates

March 23, 2012
Keeping Up with the News: CLINIC's New Quarterly Update Webinar for our Affiliates
 
 
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Cost:  Free

Join us on March 23 for CLINIC 's new quarterly webinar review of legal updates and news on CLINIC initiatives and services. Starting this March, and followed by webinars in June, September, and December,  CLINIC staff will  sponsor a free affiliates-only webinar to bring you the latest news in immigration law and procedure, legislative updates, advocacy developments, and CLINIC programming. The first webinar in the series, set for March 23 at 2:00 EST, will include reports from several CLINIC staff members, to review immigration law developments in the first three months of 2012, as well as the highlights of CLINIC activities and services during this period.

REGISTER HERE

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.

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

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What's In It For Me? The Insider's Guide to the CLINIC & LawLogix Partnership

March 13, 2012
What's In It For Me? The Insider's Guide to the CLINIC & LawLogix Partnership

 
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Cost:  Free


Get the inside scoop on what the CLINIC and LawLogix exclusive partnership means for current and new LawLogix users in CLINIC's network of affiliates.  Learn more about:

* Pricing Discounts for CLINIC affiliates
* Special added services

* Training and Certification
* Other additional details

* Sessions during the Convening

REGISTER HERE

 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. 

For additional information, please contact Jeff Chenoweth at jchenoweth@cliniclegal.org.   

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State & Local Immigration Policy Map Training

State & Local Immigration Policy Map Training

March 1, 2012

2:00-3:00 pm EST  

On Thursday, March 1, 2-3pm EST, CLINIC will host 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 will experience a real-time demonstration of the Map's capabilities, receive step-by-step instruction in finding materials, and be able to ask questions of CLINIC's State & Local Advocacy Attorney Karen Lucas and CLINIC's Communications Officer/Web Content Coordinator Tessa Winkler. Learn how to search for and compare CLINIC's analyses of similar but different state harboring laws and learn whether federal courts have blocked them.  Compare two states' omnibus immigration enforcement bills before an upcoming hearing.  Find a one-page Q&A to help you explain a bill to those who may be impacted by it. This training will help you do it all! 

REGISTER HERE

For additional information, please contact Karen Lucas at klucas@cliniclegal.org.

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E-learning at CLINIC: Find Out What It's All About

E-learning at CLINIC: Find Out What It's All About

February 29, 2012

2:00 pm-2:45 pm EST


Are you interested in taking CLINIC trainings without leaving your office? And eager for a deeper understanding of immigration law topics like Inadmissibility, Immigration Consequences of Crimes, and Family-Based Immigration? If so, then CLINIC's e-learning courses may be right for you. How can you find out more about how elearning works, what it is and what you need to do to take part in an elearning course?  Join this free webinar on February 29th as Training and Legal Support attorneys Jennie Guilfoyle and Susan Schreiber lead a tour of CLINIC's e-learning site; explain how our courses work; and offer a look at the material CLINIC will cover in our March-April e-learning courses, Inadmissibility, Introduction to Immigration Consequences of Crimes, and Introduction to Family-Based Immigration. 

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.   For additional information, please contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.  

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When the Price is Too High: All About Fee Waivers

March 19, 2012
When the Price is Too High: All About Fee Waivers

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

The price of many immigration applications has risen in recent years. For those who cannot afford filing fees that can run into the hundreds and even thousands, there are some fees that may be waived. 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.  The presenters for this webinar are CLINIC Project Coordinator Laura Burdick, Training and Legal Support Attorney Jennie Guilfoyle, and Field Support Coordinator Michelle Sardone.

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

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

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All About Lying: Immigration Consequences of Willful Misrepresentations

February 13, 2012 
All About Lying: Immigration Consequences of Willful Misrepresentations

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time     
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time 

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

One client applied for a tourist visa and failed to disclose that her USC spouse already resided here. Another client entered into a sham marriage to get legal status but then decided it was a bad idea and got divorced. Still another client, desperate for work authorization, signed a fraudulent application for asylum prepared by a notario. A fourth client obtained a state ID by using a fake USC birth certificate.  And client number five presented a fake passport and visa for her two-year old daughter to enter the U.S.  What are the different immigration consequences of misrepresentations?  And can they be overcome?  Join CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Susan Schreiber to review the various ways that immigration law addresses misrepresentations, and strategies and waivers to defend against or overcome adverse consequences.

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Preparing for State-Side Pre-Adjudication of Waivers

Preparing for State-Side Pre-Adjudication of Waivers

Join us for a this Affiliates Only Webinar on January 12
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Space is limited.

The USCIS is planning to issue proposed rulemaking that would change the adjudication of unlawful presence waivers on behalf of immediate relatives.  The agency has published a Notice, issued various materials, and will soon hold a Stakeholders meeting explaining this proposal in greater detail.  CLINIC is offering affiliates a webinar where we will summarize the proposed change, provide updated information and analysis, and project how this change will impact your caseload. For example, we anticipate that many LPRs will want to naturalize so their family members can qualify for the proposed change.  U.S. citizens may want to file I-130 petitions for their spouses and children before the proposed rule takes effect to avoid a backlog in I-130 processing.  And clients who would benefit from this proposed change and who are scheduled to leave for consular processing before it goes into effect may want to postpone that immigrant visa interview. The webinar will offer suggestions on community education and how to prepare for the proposed changes.  Please join us so that you can contribute to this dialogue and we may all benefit from your ideas.

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

 

January 23, 2012
Retention, Revocation, Retrogression, and Reinstatement: Mastering the Four R's with Petitions and Priority Dates


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

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? In this webinar we will unlock all the mysteries involving priority dates and petitions, as well as expose areas where there is still uncertainty.  Join CLINIC attorneys Charles Wheeler and Susan Schreiber as they lead a wide-ranging review of this complex area.

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

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Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 4: Network Technology Innovations

April 24, 2012
Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 4: Network Technology Innovations

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Cost:  Free

Join us for Part 4 in a four part series for a presentation of tech innovations within the CLINIC network. We'll learn about CitizenshipWorks, a program designed to assist local programs in helping clients naturalize. We'll also learn from several network affiliates about innovative ways they've used technology in their offices and how it has impacted the way they reach the public. Leya Speasmaker, Field Support Coordinator in CLINIC's Washington DC office will moderate the discussion. The first three webinars in this series are archived at www.cliniclegal.org.

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Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 3: Case Management Software

March 27, 2012
Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 3: Case Management Software

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Cost:  Free

Join us for Part 3 in a four part series for a conversation about case management software and other database capabilities. Topics will include why to use case management software, how to choose a software package, and how best to use software in your daily work. Jack Holmgren, a Field Support Coordinator in CLINIC's San Francisco office, will moderate the discussion. Stay tuned for the final webinar in this series: April 24.

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

February 28, 2012
Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 2: Effectively Using Social Media and Outreach Tools

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Cost:  Free

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. Leya Speasmaker, Field Support Coordinator in CLINIC's Washington DC office will moderate the discussion. Stay tuned for the next 2 webinars in this series: March 27 and April 24.

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

January 31, 2012
Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 1: Introduction to Office Technology Tools 

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Cost:  Free

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. office will moderate the discussion on how best to leverage the power of technology to your program's advantage. Stay tuned for the next 3 webinars in this series: February 28, March 27, and April 24.

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

 For additional information contact Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org.

 

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Update from Cd. Juarez

December 9, 2011
Update from Cd. Juarez

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time  
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Cost: Free for CLINIC affiliates paying annual dues

Do you have clients who are consular processing in Cd. Juarez? On November 17, 2011 officials from the US consulate and the USCIS field office located at CDJ provided updated information on the processing of both immigrant visa and waiver applications.  If you were not present at that annual conference in El Paso and would like to learn the latest updated information, tune into this webinar.  Panelists will be CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler.  The topics that will be covered include the submission of the new DS-260 application, electronic processing of documents, changes in consular processing, current and anticipated changes in filing of waiver applications, current processing times and approval rates, and tips on submitting a successful waiver packet.

Non-members, register by clicking here.

Affiliates, click here for complimentary webinar registration (log-in required).

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar. For additional information, please contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

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Board of Immigration Appeals Agency Site Recognition and Accreditation: Concerns and Trends

Board of Immigration Appeals Agency Site Recognition and Accreditation: Concerns and Trends

December 22, 2011 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time  
6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time

Cost: $50; Free for CLINIC affiliates paying annual dues

Immigration law is a relatively unique field as non-attorneys are permitted to practice with all of the rights and privileges of lawyers within the limits of administrative units dealing with this area.  But for this provision, many non-profits would not be able to offer these sorts of services.  This area is tightly regulated by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and recent changes and trends have increased that control.  Join Jack Holmgren, Field Support Coordinator in CLINIC's San Francisco office and select CLINIC affiliate program staff for a discussion about what the trends are and how you can prepare your office and your staff to meet these requirements.

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Assisting Family Members of U Status Applicants and U Status Holders

Assisting Family Members of U Status Applicants and U Status Holders

December 16, 2011

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time  
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Cost: Free for CLINIC affiliates paying annual dues

One of the benefits of U non-immigrant status for victims of crime is the ability to apply for certain family members as derivatives.  The presenters will discuss the eligibility requirements for derivatives and the bars that apply.  The presenters will also explore the problem areas for derivatives including extensions of status.    Eligibility for adjustment of status, including the I-929 process for family members not previously in U status, will also be discussed.  The presenters for this webinar are Sarah Bronstein and Jennie Guilfoyle, Training and Legal Support Attorneys with CLINIC.

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Naturalization Group Application Workshops

Naturalization Group Application Workshops

November 17, 2011

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Cost: Free 

What are the benefits of naturalization group application workshops?  How can you plan for a successful event?  This webinar will discuss workshop models and approaches; planning for a workshop; and stages of the workshop event.  Speakers will 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.

Non-affiiates, register by clicking here.

Affiliates, click here for complimentary webinar registration (log-in required).

 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.    For additional information, please contact Laura Burdick at lburdick@cliniclegal.org.

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The ABC's of Employment Based Immigration

 

November 22, 2011

The ABC's of Employment Based Immigration    

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

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

Cost: $50; Free for CLINIC affiliates paying annual dues

 

The immigration law authorizes temporary and permanent stays in the U.S. for certain employees and employment.  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.  The webinar will also provide an overview of employment-based immigrant visas. The speakers will include Scott Pollock, an attorney at Scott D. Pollock and Associates in Chicago, and Debbie Smith, attorney at CLINIC.  Scott Pollock is an attorney with more than 25 years of experience in employment-based immigration, deportation defense and federal litigation.  Debbie Smith, a Training and Legal Support attorney at CLINIC, was previously in private practice in San Francisco.

 

Non-affiliates, register by clicking here. 

 

Affiliates, click here for complimentary webinar registration (log-in required).

 

 After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information, please contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

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How to Design and Implement a Citizenship Program

 

December 6, 2011
How to Design and Implement a Citizenship Program

 

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Cost: Free 

 

Citizenship test preparation classes and quality legal services go hand in hand in assisting an immigrant along the path to citizenship. As programs seek better ways to serve the foreign born as they prepare to naturalize, CLINIC offers this webinar as a tool to use when developing an in-house citizenship program with legal and educational services. Covered topics will include program needs, planning for a citizenship program, and examples of program models. Join Leya Speasmaker, Field Support Coordinator in CLINIC's Washington D.C. office and Daniel Quinn, Citizenship Program Manager at Hogar Immigrant Services in Falls Church, Virginia for a discussion about how best to plan and implement an effective citizenship  program in your agency.

Non-affiliates, register by clicking here.

Affiliates, click here for complimentary webinar registration (log-in required).

 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar. 

For additional information, please contact Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org.

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The Nuts and Bolts of Case Management and Legal Supervision

The Nuts and Bolts of Case Management and Legal Supervision

November 10, 2011 

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

How do you ensure your case management systems are working effectively? How do you ensure the quality of your immigration work before it is filed? How can you ensure your program is providing quality immigration services?  In this 90 minute webinar, we will discuss the importance of case management and legal supervision in your immigration program.  You will learn what it is, who can supervise, what supervision entails and where and how often supervision needs to occur.  CLINIC affiliates will be sharing their legal supervision model.  Please join Helen Chen, Field Support Coordinator of CLINIC, Kathleen Walsh, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Raleigh and Lisa Chun, Supervising Attorney of North Carolina Justice Center.  

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VAWA Self-Petitioners and Inadmissibility

VAWA Self-Petitioners and Inadmissibility 

 October 13, 2011

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Your VAWA self-petitioner client now has a current priority date and wants to file for adjustment of status.  Does she qualify even though she has a retail theft conviction? What if she entered the U.S. with a fake passport? Or departed the U.S. after overstaying her tourist visa and then returned without inspection? Is she inadmissible?  If so, can she overcome the bar?  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.

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All About Cuban Adjustment

All About Cuban Adjustment

September 22, 2011

  

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

Under the Cuban Adjustment Act, Cubans, and their spouses and children, who have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. may apply for adjustment of status after one year of physical presence in the U.S.  During this webinar, presenters Randy McGrorty, Director of Catholic Charities Legal Services of Miami, and Jennie Guilfoyle, Training and Legal Support Attorney at CLINIC, will explore the ins and outs of Cuban adjustment.  Topics will include eligibility requirements; filing procedures; parole of Cubans; employment authorization; inadmissibility waivers and pitfalls; and adjustment of non-Cuban spouses and children.

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Keeping Up with CSPA

Keeping Up with CSPA 


September 8, 2011


 


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


 


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, and what it means to seek LPR status within a year of visa availability?
· The new CIS policy allowing an F-2A beneficiary to retain CSPA protection if the parent naturalizes after the beneficiary turns 21?
· Strategies to retain CSPA protection if the priority date retrogresses?
· New guidance from CIS about how the CSPA operates when the aging out principal or derivative beneficiary is a surviving relative?

If this sounds like something you haven't heard about yet, join CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler for a webinar on recent CSPA developments.


 
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Strategies for Naturalizing the Most Vulnerable Applicants

Strategies for Naturalizing the Most Vulnerable Applicants


September 12, 2011


2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Free for All


This webinar will discuss several key strategies for helping vulnerable applicants overcome barriers in the naturalization process.  Topics will include disability waivers, reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, due consideration on the citizenship test, and fee waivers for low-income applicants.  The presenters are Laura Burdick, Naturalization Project Coordinator, CLINIC; Alla Shagalova, Associate Director, Immigration Services, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society; and Amy Tenney, Immigration Legal Services Staff Attorney, World Relief.  Space is limited. 


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Planning Effective Know Your Rights Presentations for Communities Facing Immigration Enforcement

The Immigration Advocates Network, Families for Freedom and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild invite you to join a free webinar:


 “Planning Effective Know Your Rights Presentations for Communities Facing Immigration Enforcement”


Tuesday, August 23, 2011


2:00-3:30 pm EDT 


This webinar will train advocates on the essential elements of Know Your Rights presentations to educate immigrant communities about potential enforcement actions. In addition, it will provide practical steps that communities can take before, during and after an enforcement action. The panelists will focus on how to best present information so that immigrant communities can be prepared to effectively respond to enforcement actions resulting in detention or potential removal. The webinar will also provide attendees with resources that are appropriate for distribution during Know Your Rights presentations. Panelists include Paromita Shah, Associate Director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and Manisha Vaze, an organizer for Families for Freedom. IAN Director Natalie Sullivan will serve as the moderator. This webinar is made possible through the generous support of the Four Freedoms Fund.


To register for this free webinar, visit https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/566087574. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with information on joining the webinar. If you have any questions, please email us at support@immigrationadvocates.org.


Families for Freedom is a New York-based multi-ethnic defense network by and for immigrants facing and fighting deportation. For more information, visit http://www.familiesforfreedom.org/. The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild is a national non-profit that provides legal and technical support to immigrant communities, legal practitioners, and all advocates seeking to advance the rights of noncitizens. For more information, visit http://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org/. The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is a collaborative project of the ABA Commission on Immigration, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association, ASISTA, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, National Immigration Law Center, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Pro Bono Net, and The Advocates for Human Rights. For more information about IAN, visit www.immigrationadvocates.org.


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Adjustment of Status for U Nonimmigrants

Adjustment of Status for U Nonimmigrants
 


August 30, 2011

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

 


U Nonimmigrant Status for victims of crime offers a pathway to lawful permanent residence.  The presenters will discuss the eligibility requirements, special issues related to derivative family members and the process of applying for adjustment of status as a U nonimmigrant.  Sarah Bronstein and Debbie Smith, Training and Legal Support Attorneys with CLINIC, and Sarah Flagel, BIA Accredited Representative at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago will present this webinar.


 


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Prosecutorial Discretion: What it Is and How and When to Use It

Prosecutorial Discretion: What it Is and How and When to Use It


August 16, 2011


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


Please join us for a webinar on "Prosecutorial Discretion: What it Is and How and When to Use It" on August 16, 2011. This webinar will examine the June 17, 2011 Morton Memo on Prosecutorial Discretion, including what prosecutorial discretion may provide, how to evaluate circumstances in which it may be appropriate, and what recent ICE practice is in light of the Memo.  The trainers for this webinar are Mary Kenney, Senior Attorney at the American Immigration Counsel (AIC), and author of the practice admivsory, "Prosecutorial Discretion: How to Advocate for your Client",  and Debbie Smith, Attorney at Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC). 


After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar. 


 Non-affiliates can register by clicking here.


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Denying ACCESS, Part II

A free two-part webinar outlining strategies for fighting ICE ACCESS programs in local communities. The second webinar, Wednesday May 4th, from 2 pm EST to 3:30 pm EST, will present ideas for how to use the information gathered through the tactics described in Part One to mount impactful campaigns against ICE ACCESS programs. Presenters will describe strategies in policy, legislation, litigation, and messaging, and offer examples of ways that other communities have combined these strategies to target particular audiences in particular political climates.

The webinars are designed for local groups and community members from diverse fields – including immigration, labor, faith, and criminal justice – interested in working against ICE enforcement in their communities. They are not open to government officials or members of the media.

The webinars are sponsored by Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Detention Watch Network, Immigrant Justice Network, Immigrant Defense Project, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, The National Immigration Law Center, The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Rights Working Group, and The Washington Defenders Association’s Immigration Project.

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