Webinar Series: What All Advocates Need to Know About Removal Orders and Removal Proceedings
Even if you don’t represent clients in immigration court, you need to know the basics about immigration proceedings and removal orders. You need to understand how a prior removal order may impact your client or expose him or her to the new enforcement priorities. Knowledge about removal proceedings also helps you better inform the client community about their rights.
To sharpen your knowledge about these issues, we held a free webinar series. You will learn what happens in each stage of an immigration court proceeding, how to determine if you client already has a removal order, and how to use this information to support your community.
Part 1 - Supporting Your Client Community
The recording is provided on this page. Download the slides.
This webinar covered some best practices in informing your client communities about exposure to enforcement, protection against enforcement, and potential eligibility for immigration benefits. It addressed current enforcement priorities (as of 3/13/17); what to cover in a Know Your Rights presentation and how to cover it; what materials to distribute; the potential integration of self-screening or onsite screening by legal providers; and safety planning information.
Resources covered during the webinar include CLINIC’s:
- Know Your Rights
- Responding to Changes in Immigration Policy
- Sample KYR Presentation
- Screening Tools
- Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law 50 State Tool
Part 2 - All About Removal Orders
The webinar for part two is not provided, however you may download the slides.
What are the different ways a non-citizen may be subject to a removal order, including orders that are not from an immigration judge? Is it possible your client has a removal order and doesn’t know it?
This webinar reviews the different types of removal orders, how you can determine if your client has a removal order, and how removal orders impact eligibility for benefits and exposure to immediate arrest and removal from the United States.
Part 3 - Anatomy of a Removal Proceeding
The webinar for part three is not provided, however you may download the slides.
How do removal proceedings commence and what happens when they do? How long does an immigration court case take to conclude and what happens along the way?
This webinar addresses the various stages of a removal hearing, the rights of persons in proceedings, and how non-court advocates can support clients who need to appear in immigration court.