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This webinar will cover the latest and most up-to-date information on DACA eligibility and the request process, including tips and practice pointers for documenting an approvable DACA request, red flags to watch out for, issues that are receiving Requests for Further Evidence (RFEs), and more.
Approved DACA recipients and others who recently received work authorization are eligible to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) and start filing income tax returns. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit that is tied to a SSN and may result in a credit to your low-income clients. Do not miss this opportunity to learn about how to help your clients claim money they are entitled to claim and protect themselves against crooked tax preparers.
A discussion of the basic elements of an asylum claim for advocates who are new to representing clients in the asylum application process. In this webinar, we will review the legal elements of an asylum claim, and practical approaches to crafting arguments for various elements. We’ll discuss ways to argue past persecution claims, mixed motive cases, imputed political opinion and particular social group claims, and also cover the various bars to asylum.
This advanced webinar will focus on significant aspects of the law that tend to be overlooked: the loss of American citizenship and its potentially painful consequences, not only for the naturalized citizen who got it unlawfully or others who abandon it voluntarily, but also for relatives who might have acquired or could acquire an immigration benefit through them.
This advanced webinar will analyze and compare the unlawful presence bars in INA §§ 212(a)(9)(B) and 212(a)(9)(C) in detail, demonstrating when they apply, what waivers are available and what exceptions exist pursuant to CIS policy. We’ll also touch on the application of 212(a)(9)(C) to those with prior removal orders, and discuss the relationship between 212(a)(9)(C) and reinstatement of removal under INA § 241(a)(5).
How long may a lawful permanent resident remain outside of the United States without jeopardizing his or her right to return? Stated another way, under what circumstances will an absence amount to abandonment of permanent resident status? If you have not been asked that question yet, be prepared, because the answer will surely try your talent to put a complex issue into an answer most reasonably intelligent people can understand.
This webinar focuses on cutting-edge issues related to U visa cases, including updates on age out issues, adjustment adjudication, processing of cases with approved I-929, and updates and best practices emerging from the field.
Marriage: A lawful path to permanent residence or a fraudulent arrangement meant only to skirt the law? Does the couple have a good faith intent to create a lasting relationship as marital partners? Or, will they go their separate ways once the immigrant spouse gets a green card?
This webinar discusses preparing and submitting Requests for Prosecutorial Discretion, including administrative closure, as well as requests for Deferred Action. It focuses on DHS policy guidelines and practice in screening cases and adjudicating requests since the announcement of the new DHS policy announced in August, 2011. The webinar also provide tips on how to base requests for prosecutorial discretion and how to utilize the two memos of June 17, 2011 by ICE Director John Morton on the same subject.
In the second webinar, we cover the foreign relative’s immigration application, including: adjustment of status under sections 245(a) and 245(i) of the INA; consular processing; the affidavit of support and the grounds of inadmissibility. There is approximately 30 minutes allocated to answer questions throughout the presentation.
In the first webinar, we cover the family visa petition, including: what relatives qualify for family immigration, including LGBT couples; the Child Status Protection Act; options upon the death of a qualifying relative; how preference categories and priority dates work and filing procedures.
This webinar will cover suggestions for immigration attorneys to protect clients' information from unnecessary disclosure, regardless of whether or not a subpoena is issued, strategies for counseling the client; and communicating with the district attorney. We will also discuss how immigration attorneys can respond if a subpoena is issued including filing motions to quash and other strategies.
In this webinar, we explore how the different standards of hardship in immigration law have been applied by the DHS, the BIA, and the courts, with particular emphasis on looking at the differences and similarities between "extreme hardship" and "exceptional and extremely unusual hardship."
This webinar discusses how to use key defense strategies that are based on the “categorical approach,” an area of law that includes use of the record of conviction, divisible statutes, the “missing element” rule, and other topics.
This webinar explores the “particular social group” (PSG) ground for asylum by providing an overview of case law and an indepth discussion on how to identify and articulate a social group that will pass legal muster.
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.