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September 2021

Overview of the Grounds of Inadmissibility

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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This is the first webinar in the four-part webinar 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 legal professionals can […]

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Orders at the Border

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map
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This free webinar will discuss the different ways that the U.S. government has excluded asylum seekers in recent years at the border, including: expedited removal, reinstated removal, MPP, and Title 42 expulsions. The panelists will explain which of these are removal orders, how to identify the process the potential client underwent, and the consequences of […]

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October 2021

Virtual Immigration Forum @ OCA-Greater Houston

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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OCA-Greater Houston provides free assistance each month preparing N-400 Citizenship applications for individuals with Green Cards (Legal Permanent Residents). If you have had your Green Card for 5 years (or 3 years if based on marriage to a US Citizen), you can apply for citizenship. For more information and to register...

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Extreme Hardship and Discretion

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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This is the second webinar in the four-part webinar 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, or USCIS, guidance on extreme hardship […]

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Daya Book Club – “Saaya Unveiled: South Asian Mental Health Spotlighted”

October 5 @ 6:00 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

Join Daya for their next Book Club event featuring Mrinal Gokhale, author of “Saaya Unveiled: South Asian Mental Health Spotlighted.” October’s book selection shares true stories of second-generation Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi immigrants who navigate mental health in the West (U.S., U.K., and Canada). Each featured interviewee discusses how destigmatizing mental health became their fight, […]

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Walk Against Hate

October 10
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We're on the move to fight hate across the country! It's not just a walk — it's an opportunity to move as an individual, family or community toward a future without antisemitism, racism and all forms of bigotry. Join an in-person Walk in your community or sign up to participate virtually. Engage friends, family, neighbors […]

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Working With Clients to Build Strong Cases

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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This is the third webinar in the four-part webinar 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 statements, locate and […]

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CILA-NILA Petitions for Review and Judicial Stays of Removal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals 101

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

To challenge a final administrative removal order, whether it be a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals or a reinstatement order, one must timely file a petition for review with the appropriate circuit court of appeals. This webinar will offer a framework for the petition for review process, including an overview of the timeline, […]

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Effectively Dealing with Program Transitions

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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This is the first webinar in the two-part webinar series, “Planning for Change With Your Agency and Your Immigration Program.” What do I do when my only staff attorney or DOJ accredited representative decides to leave our program? What if my program director doesn’t know immigration law? What if we lose our one big grant? […]

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Healing Art Circle

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

Explore emotions and responses to current events in a safe environment utilizing art therapy exercises for the healing of racism. To RSVP email Helen Spaw For more information...

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Putting the Case Together

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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This is the last webinar in the four-part webinar 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 […]

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Merging Agencies or Programs During These Unsettling Times

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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This is the last webinar in the two-part webinar series, “Planning for Change With Your Agency and Your Immigration Program.” The challenging economic climate created by the pandemic has forced many nonprofits to ask hard questions about its viability, program sustainability and the ability to provide effective immigration legal services under limited resources. Agencies are […]

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Journey to Justice: Hope and Healing

October 28 @ 7:00 pm
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Join Tahirih Justice Center for an evening of hope and healing where we will virtually come together across the country to honor the resiliency of immigrant survivors of gender-based violence on their journey to justice after an especially difficult year. For more information and to register...

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Virtual Immigration Workshop @ West Houston Assistance Ministries

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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You are invited to join this virtual immigration workshop. For more information and to register...

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November 2021

Introduction to Asylum Law

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

This is the first webinar in the two-part series, "Two-Part Introduction to Asylum Law and Procedure." 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 […]

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Healing Art Circle

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

Explore emotions and responses to current events in a safe environment utilizing art therapy exercises for the healing of racism. To RSVP email Helen Spaw For more information...

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Asylum Procedures and Representing Clients at the Border

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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This is the last webinar in the two-part series, “Two-Part Introduction to Asylum Law and Procedure.” 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 the asylum regulations implemented in 2020, the Remain […]

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December 2021

Healing Art Circle

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

Explore emotions and responses to current events in a safe environment utilizing art therapy exercises for the healing of racism. To RSVP email Helen Spaw For more information...

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