Welcoming Three Million Newcomers: Maximizing Your Agency’s Effectiveness for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; Pre-adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers; Increasing Naturalization; Management Training
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Catholic Charities of Dallas
October 11th (Thursday), 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
9461 LBJ Freeway, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75243
T – (214) 520-6590
$130 per person from affiliate agencies; $390 cap ($45 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)
$145 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $435 cap
($45 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)
$255 per person for private attorneys and staff
Please be sure to register under the correct category and for the correct training. All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00.
This one-day training is not about the law. It is about what you and your program can do now to prepare for the biggest opportunities in immigration law in a quarter century. We have a chance the like of which we have not seen since three million people obtained lawful status from the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). Participants will work in small groups to bring innovative and tested strategies and ideas to all as you create your Implementation Plan for DACA principally with a strategic assessment of how you can both reunite families while using the new Pre-adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers (PUPW) to boost naturalization demand. You will leave with a road map to guide you through the intense months of implementation of the new changes. All participants will receive a detailed DACA Implementation Plan Outline to complete during the training, a power point with the latest information on fees and strategies from the field, and a set of talking points to use when communicating the tremendous opportunities and challenges presented by the new procedures to foundations.
Earned income (fees) and their core importance to building sustainable programs that can continue to serve DREAMers will be covered. There will be a discussion of case intake and management strategies with a focus on Group Application Workshops for DREAMers and those applying to naturalize, using an army of volunteers, avoiding unauthorized practice of law, and strategies for working with the funders and delivering on grant objectives.
The training is suitable for program staff from a wide range of organizations, including established immigration programs, ethnic and immigrant organizations, domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions and service providers, unions, educational programs (ESL and Citizenship), and DREAM coalitions and student organizations.
The training will be presented by Vanna Slaughter, Division Director and BIA Fully Accredited Representative, Catholic Charities of Dallas, Michelle Sardone, BIA Fully Accredited Representative and Jack Holmgren. Sardone and Holmgren both work at CLINIC’s Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities as Field Support Coordinators.
The 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. If you are registering as staff of a community-based organization, fax or scan a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (415) 394-8986 (fax)/email@example.com  (scan) to the attention of Jack Holmgren. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter and your payment through the website by credit card only. No checks or cash accepted for payment.
Space is limited to 50 participants. The registration deadline is October 9, 2012 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information send an e-mail to Jack Holmgren at firstname.lastname@example.org .