(May 3rd Sessions) 40-hour Immigration Law Training Schedule To Prepare for BIA Recognition and Accreditation
Prosecutorial Discretion (FREE Training)
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. <pre-register by 04.26.12>
This training provides an overview of the various memoranda from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE) providing guidance on ICE’s authority to exercise prosecutorial discretion. The training will be conducted by Thomas J. Shea, Esq. of the NYIC. There is no CLE credit for this training.
Representing Clients During Interviews Before the USCIS
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. <pre-register by 04.26.12>
This training is intended for people who have a basic understanding of the substantive law concerning adjustment of status, asylum, naturalization, and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This training will provide practical pointers on preparing clients for and representing them during select types of interviews before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), such as adjustment interviews, asylum interviews, interviews for adjustment of status under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Stokes interviews, and naturalization exams. The training will provide guidance from immigration practitioners with experience representing clients in these types of interviews. This training will be conducted by Abigail Cushing, Esq. of Catholic Charities Community Services of the Archdiocese of New York, Aleksander Milch, Esq. of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), and Carmen Maria Rey, Esq. of In Motion, Inc. There is no CLE credit for this training.
Immigration Consequences of Criminal Dispositions
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012 Time: 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. <pre-register by 04.26.12>
This training will review the various immigration law issues faced by non-citizens who have been convicted or accused of criminal conduct. The training will primarily cover the following: a) good moral character bars and deportation risks for non-citizens with criminal records who are pursuing naturalization; and b) bars and waivers for non-citizens with criminal records who are applying for adjustment of status. It will also touch briefly on criminal bars to asylum, relief from removal, detention issues and intake strategies. This training will be conducted by Marianne Yang, Esq., Project Director and Pro Bono Coordinator, Brooklyn Defender Services and Talia Peleg, Esq., staff attorney, Brooklyn Defender Services. There is no CLE credit for this training.
E-mail the completed registration form to Jonathan Vidal at Jvidal@thenyic.org by close of business on Thursday, April 26th.
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