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This webinar is intended for legal service providers who are new to the area of family-based immigration and will focus on the basics of the family visa petition. We will cover which relatives can qualify for family-based immigration and how they fit and move around the preference categories with events such as marriage, divorce or the naturalization petitioner. We will also review how priority dates are established, lost and recaptured, as well as the role of the visa bulletin and what happens when the visa availability date advances or regresses. We will review the various ways in which a family visa petition may get revoked and we will review the rules applying to widows and other beneficiaries when the qualifying relative dies. The discussion will include an overview of the Child Status Protection Act.
This webinar will provide an overview of how the unlawful presence inadmissibility grounds, also known as the 3-year and the 10-year bars, work. Additionally, we will review the so-called permanent bar. We will discuss in detail when and to whom each of these bars applies, and identify when they can be waived. This session is an excellent complement to our “Waivers for Unlawful Presence: the I-601 and the I-601A Provisional Waiver” webinar.
This webinar will discuss current practice for filing waivers for clients with unlawful presence. Aside from an overview of how to present a case based on hardship, we will cover the relatively new I-601A process, including latest policy developments focused on adjudicating cases with crimes and standardizing the hardship assessment. Additionally, we will discuss the traditional I-601 waiver and when this waiver must be used instead of the provisional process.
This introductory webinar will discuss the elements of and procedural tips for common motions filed before the immigration court, as well as some creative ways to use motions in your practice. We will discuss changing venue, motions for telephonic appearance, and motions to withdraw among others. We will review best practices for filing and other tips on navigating the court process.
Join us for a webinar specifically geared toward attorneys and advocates who are interested in learning the fundamentals of U visas and U nonimmigrant status. We will provide an overview of the U nonimmigrant visa eligibility requirements and application process. This will include: strategies for getting law enforcement agencies to sign the certification of helpfulness, how to thoroughly document a case, and how to overcome inadmissibility issues with a winning waiver application.
This webinar will review the legal requirements for non-LPR cancellation and how to build a winning case. We will cover some of the common obstacles to eligibility, such as the complicated crime bars. In addition, we will discuss building a strong case with your client, bringing forward creative evidence, gathering documents, and preparing your client for testimony.
During this webinar, we will cover the complex issues involving citizenship for children. We will review acquisition and derivation of citizenship, as well as INA§322 citizenship for children. We will concentrate on how to use the ILRC’s easy to read charts, which spell out eligibility for acquisition and derivation and will walk through examples of each kind of citizenship for children. After attending this webinar, practitioners will be significantly more comfortable assisting their clients through the acquisition and derivation processes.
In this webinar we will discuss updates to the DACA review process, including renewals, advance parole, and other tips. We will provide a brief review of DACA eligibility and the application process, but the content will be oriented toward those who have already been representing DACA applicants.
In this webinar we will focus on the most common crimes-based grounds of inadmissibility: crimes involving moral turpitude, controlled substance offenses and conduct, and prostitution. In the last year we have gained some tremendous new defenses against a finding of inadmissibility. This webinar will describe when inadmissibility matters, the definition of each of the three grounds, and how to argue that your client is not inadmissible. This is an intermediate-level webinar; we will begin with the basics for each topic, and will also discuss advanced issues.
Your client is inadmissible for crimes. Now what do you do? In many cases, you can at least apply to waive the offense under INA §212(h). This webinar will cover what can be waived under § 212(h), who can apply for a waiver, when it can be filed, the standards for granting it, and when different rules apply to some permanent residents. We will discuss how § 212(h) can be used to prevent disaster when the client cannot apply for LPR or non-LPR cancellation, as well as the limits the BIA is placing on use of the waiver. This is an intermediate-level webinar that assumes some familiarity with inadmissibility for crimes and waivers in general.
This webinar will provide substantive information about the socio-political landscape giving rise to asylum claims for victims of violence from Mexico and Central America. We will discuss how to use country conditions research and how to work with expert witnesses in order to present this information in a persuasive manner in an asylum application. This material will be discussed in the context of the legal requirements of an asylum claim, including an overview of the particular social group ground for asylum and an in-depth analysis of the nexus requirement.
Important: The legal information and materials on this web site are intended to be used by trained immigration practitioners. If you are looking for assistance with your personal immigration case, please consult a licensed attorney who is an expert in immigration law or a Board of Immigration Appeals accredited representative. Some sources of assistance can be found in our section For Immigrants/Para Inmigrantes.