Most immigrants come to the United States to be reunited with a close family member. As legal practitioners, you must be well-versed on the ins and outs of this practice. This six-week training will explore the process of gaining permanent residence through family relationships, a method known as family-based immigration. We will cover which individuals are eligible and how each step of the process works.
Throughout the course, participants will review both the law and procedure for immigrating through a family relationship, including examining and critiquing sample application forms. Topics covered will include: immediate relatives and the preference system, retention of priority dates, the Child Status Protection Act, immigrating through marriage, the affidavit of support, adjustment of status and consular processing.
Who Should Take This Course?
This is an introduction to family-based immigration for the practitioner who already has some exposure to immigration law fundamentals. Basic familiarity with (a) immigration law vocabulary; (b) the ways in which an immigrant may gain legal status; and (c) the concepts of inadmissibility and deportability, is assumed.
If you are a government employee, you may not register for this training without prior authorization from CLINIC. You may request permission to register by contacting CLINIC at firstname.lastname@example.org.