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Experienced Practitioner Workshop: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, CLINIC will facilitate a workshop designed to introduce immigration practitioners and criminal defenders to the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.

The goal of the workshop is to learn the skills and basic principles required to research whether a contact with the criminal justice system could lead to denial of immigration benefits or deportation. The proposed agenda includes:

Learn what your organization can do to respond to this humanitarian crisis of asylum-seeking women and children from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.

DILLEY, TX – In the last week, 121 mothers and children were brought to the South Texas Residential Family Center in Dilley, Texas, after being rounded up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project reviewed the cases of 13 families, filed appeals for 12, and won stays of removal from the Board of Immigration Appeals for all 12 families – 33 mothers and children.

Silver Spring, MD—The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., (CLINIC) has produced an information sheet to help people understand the recent enforcement actions by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to take into custody and deport families. Although the Jan. 2-3 actions took place in a handful of states, they have led to an environment of confusion and fear in immigrant communities around the country.

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