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Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2017

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From the program: Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2017

Released on: Aug. 8, 2017

With the new Administration and the Department of Homeland Security focused on enforcement and deportation initiatives, non-citizens facing removal are in need of competent and knowledgeable representation. Studies have shown that those without legal representation face a significantly higher risk of removal, regardless of eligibility for relief. In response to the acute need for trained attorneys to defend the record number of immigrants facing removal, ...

Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Representing Detained Immigrants

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From the program: Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Representing Detained Immigrants (Free)

Released on: Aug. 3, 2017

As of April 2017, there were 884 individuals detained ICE custody in Northern California alone.  And in fiscal year 2016, the Department of Homeland Security reports having apprehended 530,250 individuals nationwide and conducted a total of 450,954 removals and returns. We are fortunate that in recent months, private and public funding has increased for pro bono representation of detained immigrants in several localities around the country. Representation ...

Emergency Legal Challenges to Imminent Removals: Emergency Petitions for Review of Administrative and Reinstatement Orders, Emergency Motions to Reopen, and Whether Habeas Might Be a Viable Option

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From the program: Emergency Legal Challenges to Imminent Removals: Emergency Petitions for Review of Administrative and Reinstatement Orders, Emergency Motions to Reopen, and Whether Habeas Might Be a Viable Option (Free)

Released on: Jul. 14, 2017

In 2015 alone, there were 333,341 documented removals, or deportations, from the United States. Not only is the large number of removals concerning, it is particularly alarming that so many removals could have been successfully challenged, but so many of the deportees were never advised regarding any such options. Many individuals facing removal do not obtain legal assistance, and unwittingly forfeit critical rights and legal protections. This training ...

Motions to Suppress and to Terminate Removal Proceedings: Litigating Fourth Amendment Violations in Immigration Court

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From the program: Motions to Suppress and to Terminate Removal Proceedings: Litigating Fourth Amendment Violations in Immigration Court

Released on: Jun. 6, 2017

Threats of increased immigration enforcement, promises of increased hiring of immigration and border patrol agents, and the elimination of “priority enforcement” categories likely mean a return to unconstitutional practices such as racial profiling and unreasonable searches and seizures, forced entry into homes, and workplace raids. The constitution provides a remedy for egregious constitutional violations by immigration authorities: immigration ...

What Immigration Attorneys Need to Know to be an Emergency Responder to ICE Enforcement Actions

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From the program: What Immigration Attorneys Need to Know to be an Emergency Responder to ICE Enforcement Actions

Released on: May. 17, 2017

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has broad authority and discretion in respect to how it enforces immigration laws within the constraints of federal law and the Constitution. In January 2017, the President issued two Executive Orders, which directed ICE to prioritize the removal of more categories of immigrants in the United States than before and to more frequently use summary removal procedures and detention. The policies and practices ...

Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017

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From the program: Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017 (Free)

Released on: May. 3, 2017

You should view this training if you would like to provide pro bono services to immigrant clients in the areas of housing, immigration, or domestic violence or you would like to improve your representation of immigrant clients generally.  Many immigrant clients require assistance with a constellation of related yet distinct issues.  This program attempts to address these particular areas of overlap.  Experienced practitioners in the ...

Bond Basics and Strategies for Representing Clients Subject to Prolonged Detention

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From the program: Bond Basics and Strategies for Representing Clients Subject to Prolonged Detention (Free)

Released on: Apr. 20, 2017

Each year in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security places over 400,000 in immigration detention. Data shows that release from immigration detention on bond not only allows noncitizens to avoid detention during exceedingly lengthy court proceedings, but also, greatly increases their success rates in ultimately avoiding deportation. Because individuals in Immigration Court proceedings generally only have one chance at a bond hearing ...

Basic Immigration Law 2017

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From the program: Basic Immigration Law 2017

Released on: Mar. 6, 2017

Basic Immigration Law 2017 will provide an overview of U.S. immigration law, including basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure, and current developments and trends. You will learn: Immigration outlook under a new presidential administration and Congress The difference between nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent/green card) visas Family-sponsored visas Why immigrants are put into removal proceedings ...

Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants

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From the program: Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants

Released on: Mar. 6, 2017

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security detains more than 400,000 noncitizens in civil immigration detention every year. A congressional quota mandates that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) maintain 34,000 beds daily for immigrants in detention, many in privately run detention facilities. Tens of thousands more are subject to onerous conditions of release, including high bonds and GPS tracking devices. Immigrants who are detained include ...

49th Annual Immigration and Naturalization Institute

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From the program: 49th Annual Immigration and Naturalization Institute

Released on: Dec. 13, 2016

In this year’s Institute, an outstanding faculty of leading practitioners will discuss recent developments, key immigration trends, and hot topics.  You will learn: The new political landscape’s implications for immigration practitioners Opportunities and challenges in H-1B, L-1 practice, and other non-immigrant visa (NIV) categories Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM) modernization, including ...

Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2016: Effective Advocacy and Ethical Best Practices

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From the program: Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2016: Effective Advocacy and Ethical Best Practices

Released on: Dec. 2, 2016

Attorneys interested in representing children in immigration matters will learn the framework for key forms of legal relief, including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and asylum.  Faculty will discuss fundamentals and also will examine practical tips for addressing complex issues that arise in these cases.  You will learn: How to address special issues that can surface when seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) ...

Human Trafficking in Immigrant Communities: Current Issues in Preparing Petitions for T Nonimmigrant Status

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From the program: Human Trafficking in Immigrant Communities: Current Issues in Preparing Petitions for T Nonimmigrant Status

Released on: Nov. 16, 2016

Human Trafficking in Immigrant Communities: Current Issues in Preparing Petitions for T Nonimmigrant Status addresses the practical challenges faced when seeking immigration relief for trafficking victims and is structured for practitioners who are already familiar with the basic immigration framework for T nonimmigrant status. For attorneys who need training on basic T eligibility, it is recommended that they first watch PLI’s on-demand program ...

Representing Unaccompanied Children in California – Best Practices & Key Avenues for Relief from Deportation: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Asylum

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From the program: Representing Unaccompanied Children in California – Best Practices & Key Avenues for Relief from Deportation: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Asylum

Released on: Dec. 17, 2014

Note: Credit for this program has expired in various states. If seeking credit for this course, please verify the credit status in your jurisdiction before commencing. Unaccompanied immigrant children (UACs) from Central America have been coming to California in increasing numbers for the past few years.  These children are placed in removal proceedings, and without access to government appointed counsel, they have difficulties navigating ...

Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking: Learning about Immigration, Criminal, Civil, and Benefits Legal Remedies in California 2014

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From the program: Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking: Learning about Immigration, Criminal, Civil, and Benefits Legal Remedies in California 2014 (Free)

Released on: Nov. 18, 2014

Note: Credit for this program has expired in various states. If seeking credit for this course, please verify the credit status in your jurisdiction before commencing. You should view this training if you would like to provide pro bono services to survivors of human trafficking, with a special emphasis on immigrant survivors of human trafficking. Many human trafficking survivors have complex and diverse needs that require the knowledge and ...


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