In Part 2 of this series, we will cover unlawful presence and criminal grounds of inadmissibility and the corresponding waivers. This will include an overview of the 3-year, the 10-year and the permanent bars, as well as the exceptions and waivers applicable to the same. We will discuss how to identify which crimes fall under the criminal grounds of inadmissibility and which of those can be waived, including a discussion on how to meet the requirements for the waiver. This webinar is intended for practitioners new to the field who want to gain an understanding of the inadmissibility grounds and how they can be overcome. It will also be a good review for more seasoned practitioners.
Nora Privitera, ILRC Special Projects Attorney & Lead Staff Attorney, Attorney of the Day (AOD) Consultation Service
Nora is the author of ILRC's most popular publication, Hardship in Immigration Law: How to Prepare a Winning Case in Waiver and Cancellation of Removal Cases, and Remedies and Strategies for Permanent Resident Clients.
Lourdes Martinez, ILRC Staff Attorney
Before joining ILRC, Lourdes worked as an immigration attorney at the Tahirih Justice Center in the DC metropolitan area, where she represented immigrant women and girls survivors of gender-based violence on immigration matters. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Rice University and her Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, where she was awarded the JB & Maurice Shapiro Public Service Fellowship for her dedication to public interest law. While in law school, she worked on international human rights litigation involving cases from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean both, with the International Human Rights Clinic at GWU and as a law clerk with the Center for Justice and International Law in San Jose, Costa Rica.