Naturalization & Citizenship Training

08/06/2014 - 08/07/2014
Registration Deadline: 
Venue TBD - San Bernardino, CA
Day 1: 4.0 CA; Day 2: 6.5 CA
If you are an employee of a non-profit or IOLTA organization, register to qualify for a discount.

August 6, 2014 - 1:30 pm - 5:45 pm
August 7, 2014 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration begins 30 minutes before the start time of each session.

Please join us for a two-day training on Naturalization and Citizenship in San Bernardino, CA.

Day 1: We will being with a review of the general requirements for naturalization, including continuous residence, physical presence, good moral character, the English and Civics requirements, and the red flag issues that can cause an applicant to be denied or deported. We will then review the application form (N-400), and cover various ways in which issues such as absences, good moral character, and crimes may arise on the new form.

Day 2: We wil provide a more detailed analysis of some of the eligibility criteria for naturalization, including advanced good moral character issues and advanced update on how criminal record can affect eligibility. We will also discuss how to read criminal records, and tips for filing a Freedom of Information Act Request. Additionally, we will provide updates on the new form for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Presenters: Kathy Brady, Staff Attorney - ILRC, Eric Cohen, Executive Director - ILRC, Dan DeGriselles, Deputy Public Defender - Office of the San Bernardino County Public Defender, Alison Kamhi, Staff Attorney - ILRC

Sponsors: NALEO, ILRC, JFIC, San Bernardino Community Service Center, ICUC, ACLU, LULAC, and NAC