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Immigration Law

Charles Wheeler

In the almost 15 years since the Child Status Protection Act was implemented, most practitioners probably have a basic grasp of the fundamental principles. But it has subtleties and more areas of complexity. Let’s do a quick review.


Question Corner (Feb. 2017)


Mariela is an approved Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, self-petitioner who would like to apply for adjustment of status. When I received Mariela’s records through the Freedom of Information Act, I discovered that she had been granted voluntary departure by an immigration judge in 1995. She never left the United States because of her abusive husband. Is Mariela eligible for adjustment of status? If so, can she file with USCIS?



Update from the Center for Immigrant Integration (Feb. 2017)

Upcoming Webinar

March 8, 2017

Help Them Help You: Tips and Strategies for Working with Local Government on Local Immigrant Integration Initiatives

1 - 2:30 p.m. EST

Are you interested in learning how your local government can help you in your efforts to promote and encourage immigrant integration in your community? What resources and support can local government offer to your organization, and how can they assist your program in advancing its goals? Join us as we hear from experts Maria Soledad Azuri, director of programs at Welcoming Atlanta, Office of Immigrant Affairs of the City Atlanta; Patrick Gallaher, executive director of Catholic Charities Little Rock; and Joan Adcock, city director in Little Rock, Arkansas. Contact Leya Speasmaker at with questions.

Register Here.


Archived Webinars

Did you miss our webinar last month on how to offer a community ID program in your town? Access the slides and watch the archived webinar here.


Upcoming Outside Events 

Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration

Thursday, February 23, 2017

1-2 p.m. EST

In this free webinar hosted by The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. Public Education Institute, experts will answer your questions about messaging strategies, media engagement and promoting a greater understanding of immigrants. Register now