6-Hour Program

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Why You Should Attend

This program will provide an overview of the basics of U.S. immigration law, including current developments and trends, and will be extremely useful to attorneys who are new to immigration practice, as well as those who need a refresher on immigration law or are involved in immigration policy.

What You Will Learn

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

• Understand basics of the U.S. immigration system and current developments

• Recognize the difference between nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent/green card) visas

• Identify various visa categories

• Note key issues concerning family-sponsored visas

• Examine the basics of removal proceedings and review inadmissibility

• Understand the process of naturalization

• Spot issues when seeking to protect an employer from sanctions

• Evaluate unique ethical issues in immigration practice

Who Should Attend

The program will benefit attorneys new to immigration practice and will also be useful for attorneys in other practice areas who need to become familiar with immigration law in order to work with immigration counsel or undertake representation on their own.

This program is a companion to PLI’s Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Crime Victim, and Other Immigration Relief 2024: The Basics program, taking place live in New York and as a Webcast on February 2, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET.

Program Level: Overview

Prerequisites: An interest in understanding the basics of U.S. immigration law

Advanced Prep: None

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