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 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.
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.
This webinar will explore in depth some of the most frequent thorny issues that arise in the process of the family visa petition, Form I-130. Participants will learn the rules governing the recapturing of priority dates, including the latest Supreme Court decision regarding derivative children who age-out of their parent’s petition. They will also learn the workings of the Child Status Protection Act.
This webinar is intended for legal service providers who are new to the area of family-based immigration. We will discuss the general process of family-based immigration, including the family petition, the application for adjustment of status, and consular processing. We will closely examine which relatives can qualify for family-based immigration and how they fit into, move around and get revoked from the preference categories with events such as marriage, divorce or the naturalization of the petitioner.
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.