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Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

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October 2022

U Visa Certification Advocacy for Community Members

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map
Free

This is the first webinar in the two-part series, “U Visa Certification Advocacy: Creating Policies and Laws to Protect Immigrant Victims of Crime.” The first webinar of this two-part training will focus on introducing the importance of obtaining U visa certifications and the ramifications that arise when certification is refused in certain localities. It will […]

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Immigration Practice Skills Course

October 6 - November 17
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

You are invited to join this six-unit course that will cover the practical skills needed in representing clients in their immigration cases. During the course, we will follow a hypothetical client from intake to conclusion and all that is needed in between. Participants in this limited-capacity course will be given the opportunity to practice the […]

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Overview of the Grounds of Inadmissibility

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

This is the first webinar in the four-part series, “Understanding and Preparing Waivers.” In this first webinar, the presenters will review the most common grounds of inadmissibility and the waivers available. Presenters will go into some depth on both the eligibility requirements for all possible waivers and some of the subtleties practitioners can encounter. This […]

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U Visa Certification Advocacy for Certifiers and Lawmakers

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map
Free

This is the second webinar in the two-part series, “U Visa Certification Advocacy: Creating Policies and Laws to Protect Immigrant Victims of Crime.” The second webinar of the two-part training will go into detail on what good bills and policies on U visa certification should include. It will explain why certain provisions are vital to […]

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Extreme Hardship and Discretion

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

This is the second webinar in the four-part series, “Understanding and Preparing Waivers.” This webinar will explore the legal standard of "extreme hardship," whose meaning derives from case law and is central to many of the inadmissibility waivers. Presenters will discuss the current U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services guidance on extreme hardship and how that […]

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Outreach Strategies and Social Media to Connect With and Serve Immigrants

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

Effective community outreach is important for building trust with immigrant populations, informing them about community resources and vital information, and ultimately for connecting them to services. Social media is an important tool that many immigrant service organizations use to amplify their outreach efforts and expand their community presence. Join CLINIC staff and legal immigration practitioners […]

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Working with Clients to Build Strong Cases

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

This is the third webinar in the four-part series, “Understanding and Preparing Waivers.” This webinar will focus on preparing the declarations of the qualifying relative and the waiver applicant and obtaining the documents that support each hardship claim. The presenters will provide practical advice on how to identify other potential supporting documents; locate and use […]

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Putting the Case Together

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

This is the last webinar in the four-part series, “Understanding and Preparing Waivers.” This webinar will cover the I-601A provisional waiver program. The presenters will also cover how to present your client's waiver application to USCIS in a persuasive and organized manner. They will discuss how to prepare an effective cover letter, identify the documentation […]

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November 2022

Introduction to Asylum Law

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

This is the first webinar of the three-part series, "Fundamentals of Asylum Law." In this webinar, we will focus on the basics of asylum law. We will take you through the concepts of past persecution and well-founded fear, the five protected grounds, and establishing a nexus to these grounds. We will also discuss humanitarian asylum, withholding […]

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Developing and Sustaining an Immigration Program

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

Every day, the number of immigrants in need of quality, affordable legal assistance increases. Often, nonprofits are the only place in the community they can turn. Is your program up to the challenge? Over three weeks, this introductory-level course will cover the basic components needed to run an effective immigration legal services program. Participants will […]

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Credibility and Corroboration

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

This is the second webinar of the three-part series, “Fundamentals of Asylum Law.” In many cases, success in an asylum application turns on whether the adjudicator finds the applicant to be credible. This webinar will discuss the legal standards for assessing credibility and which factors the adjudicator can and cannot consider when determining whether an […]

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Asylum Procedures and Representing Clients at the Border

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

This is the last webinar of the three-part series, “Fundamentals of Asylum Law.” In this webinar, we will discuss affirmative and defensive asylum procedures, including special procedures for unaccompanied minors and detained clients. We will review recent changes to asylum law and procedure, including new regulations regarding asylum processing for those who express a fear […]

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