ILRC offers Immigration law trainings via seminars and webinars throughout the year for attorneys, non-profit staff and other immigration legal services providers, all in an effort to further develop immigration lawyers, practitioners, and advocates in their legal leadership in the immigration law democratic process. All of our sessions provide the most up-to-date information on immigration law from our expert attorneys and co-presenters. If you are unable to attend a training seminar or can’t make one of our webinars, you can still access expert immigration information by purchasing a recorded webinar.
This webinar will highlight special considerations in LGBTQ immigration. We will focus on topics such as marriage-based petitions involving same-sex binational couples; asylum and related protections when persecution was based on gender identity or sexual orientation, and other benefits such as U and T visas.
This webinar is an advanced training for practitioners familiar with asylum. The webinar will take participants through the process of preparing and presenting an asylum claim on behalf of an unaccompanied immigrant child (UAC).
This webinar will address advanced issues in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases, such as one-parent cases, challenges in probate court, continuing juvenile court jurisdiction and common inadmissibility issues.
This webinar will walk participants through the ins and outs of marriage-based immigration. We will explore the law around the concept of a bona fide marriage and examine issues such as prior marriages, proxy marriages, polygamy, and bigamy.
This webinar will review the role of parole in immigration law, including the possible benefits of receiving parole. We will cover three main types of parole: advance parole, particularly in the context of TPS and DACA; humanitarian parole, especially with regards to its emerging use for children of U and VAWA derivatives; and parole in place, including how it was recently expanded by the administration.
This webinar will review the waivers in immigration law that require the applicant to prove hardship. We will cover the hardship waivers of inadmissibility for fraud or misrepresentations, certain criminal offenses, and unlawful presence, and the hardship waiver to remove conditions on residence.
The criminal bars for DACA and DAPA are similar, but not the same. This webinar will break down and compare the various criminal bars to each program, highlight new information and remaining questions, and discuss strategies and risk-assessment in difficult cases.
An absence from the U.S. can affect one’s ability to naturalize in a myriad of ways. During this webinar, we will discuss the different ways in which an absence from the U.S. can affect a client’s naturalization application, including the effect upon his or her continuous residence, physical presence, abandonment of residence, and removability.
Are you an advocate who wants to learn more about representing clients in removal proceedings? Do you want to represent your clients with the confidence that comes from a better understanding of the Immigration Court practices and procedures?
This webinar will address the latest Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The discussion will include a brief look at what the Supreme Court decision did and didn’t do, followed by an overview of implications for the immigration practitioner.
In this webinar, ILRC attorneys will dig deeper into ICE’s new enforcement priorities and how those affect a DACA or DAPA case. What are the risks of applying and how can people who don’t qualify still seek prosecutorial discretion? The webinar will briefly review eligibility and the criminal bars to DACA and DAPA, but focus on how the enforcement priorities affect immigration practice more broadly. Topics include comparisons of DACA and DAPA bars, confidentiality of DACA and DAPA applications, and strategies in removal proceedings.
All hope is not lost when the USCIS or the immigration judge deny your client’s asylum claim. This webinar will give practitioners tips for keeping an asylum claim alive when presented with some of the toughest bars, such as the one-year deadline or the particular serious crime bar.
This webinar will review the forms of immigration relief including waivers of inadmissibility that require the applicant to prove hardship. We will cover non-LPR cancellation of removal, the waivers for misrepresentations, crimes, and unlawful presence. We will focus on the common hardship factors and how to craft a winning hardship case.
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 I-601A process, including latest policy developments focused on adjudicating cases with crimes and standardizing the hardship assessment.
We will review the new 21 page naturalization form (N-400) and how to complete it. We will focus on the new questions on the form, why they have been added, and how they relate to an applicant’s eligibility for naturalization.
We will discuss new developments in the DACA program, including a review of some of the stickier DACA eligibility and practice issues, and provide updates on any amendments to the program by USCIS. Renewal requirements and trends that have been seen in the DACA renewals process will also be covered.
In 2008, the Trafficking Victims Protection and Reauthorization Act expanded the definition of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) to allow undocumented immigrant youth to petition for legal status based on abuse, neglect, or abandonment by one or both parents. This webinar will examine legal developments on one-parent SIJS claims, share trends in USCIS filings involving a one-parent SIJS claim, and share strategies for successfully submitting these applications.
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.