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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.
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 offers an overview of removal proceedings, and will provide you with the skills to successfully defend your client before the Immigration Court.
This webinar covers various topics of good moral character. We will discuss discretionary and statutory bars to proving good moral character and the balance test that CIS must employ when deciding if an applicant who is not statutorily ineligible has good moral character. In this discussion, we will cover how failure to register for the selective service, failure to pay child support, failure to file income taxes, DUIs and other issues affect one’s naturalization application. This webinar is appropriate for practitioners who are new to naturalization, as well as those who are experienced and need a review or fine-tuning.
This webinar will focus specifically on the process for U nonimmigrants to adjust status and petition for qualifying family members. Incorporating the latest and most accurate information, we will cover the requirements, policies and procedures for adjusting status and dealing with discretionary issues, fee waivers, adjustment processing and family petitioning, possible pitfalls, and practice pointers on what to expect and how to best strategize for winning U adjustment cases.
In Part 1 of this series, we will cover inadmissibility grounds based on health; misrepresentation and false claims to U.S. citizenship and unlawful voting; and alien smuggling. We will also review the waivers corresponding to those grounds of inadmissibility, including who is covered by each waiver and how to meet the requirements. Special attention will be given to the hardship element of various waivers.
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.
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. We will discuss the law, important cases, and hypothetical cases.
We will discuss the complex issues that come up in complicated U Visa cases, including how to deal with marriage fraud; what kinds of crimes might trigger a denial, revocation or deportability; how to deal with inadmissibility issues including crimes at the border, at adjustment for U nonimmigrants or at adjustment or consular processing for family members granted an I-929 approval; and more.
This webinar will cover the law governing cancellation of removal for non-permanent residents under INA § 240A(b)(1), and battered spouse/VAWA cancellation of removal under INA § 240A(b)(2). We will review current case law and practical tips to maximize your client’s chances of winning in Immigration Court.
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 what 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 of the petitioner.
245(i) might be a law of the past, but many of your clients may still benefit from this provision. During this webinar, we will discuss who may still benefit from 245(i) with an emphasis on who is “grandfathered” in. We will cover the various family relationships that result in 245(i) protection, with reference to USCIS policy, legal updates, and hypothetical examples.
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.