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Waiving Unlawful Presence And Other Grounds of Inadmissibility

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This two-day training will cover the most common grounds of inadmissibility – fraud, crimes, smuggling, prior orders of deportation, and unlawful presence – and eligibility for waivers. Special emphasis will be placed on the expanded provisional waiver program for unlawful presence, including practical information on developing and submitting a successful waiver application.

The training will cover the eligibility requirements for Forms I-601, I-601A, and I-212 waivers, filing procedures, and the final guidance on the extreme hardship standard. Participants will learn how to develop a theory for the case, marshal the facts, and obtain necessary supporting documentation.  Day two of the training includes a presentation on provisional waiver adjudication by officers from the National Benefits Center.

The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler. An application for Missouri CLE credit is pending.

The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must email a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to Jon Braswell at jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only.

Space is limited to 50 participants. The deadline for registration is March 10 or sooner if registration is filled.  For registration information contact Jon Braswell at jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org. For information on the substance of the training, contact Charles Wheeler at cwheeler@cliniclegal.org.


For the draft training agenda, click here.

Hotel Information:  A block of rooms is being held at the Holiday Inn at the Plaza, 1 East 45th St, Kansas City, Missouri, where the training is taking place. The room rate is $109 per night for single or double occupancy, plus tax. To make a reservation, contact the hotel by March1 at (816) 753-7400 and ask for the group block under CLINIC,  or use link below book online.   The hotel is in a commercial area with restaurants, shops, and two art museums within walking distance.  Free parking is available to guests and training participants.

Hotel Reservations for CLINIC Training

Airport Transportation: SuperShuttle provides transportation from the airport to area hotels.  The cost of one-way shuttle service to the Holiday Inn is $19.00, and round-trip is $38.00.  You can make a reservation online at supershuttle.com or look for the SuperShuttle ticket counter in the airport terminal.


March 15th, 2017 7:00 AM   through   March 16th, 2017 5:00 PM
1 East 45th St
Holiday Inn at the Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64111
United States
In-person training
Per person Affiliates Programs $ 260.00
Per person Non-profit Staff $ 285.00
Per person Private Attorneys and Staff $ 415.00

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