Webinar Series: Selected Issues in Inadmissibility

Course Description

How do you determine whether your client is inadmissible? And when do you determine it? This four-part webinar series provides an in-depth examination of some of the most common grounds of inadmissibility. We will define the following grounds: fraud and false claims to citizenship, smuggling, unlawful presence and other immigration violations, crimes, health-based grounds, public charge and national security. In analyzing how these grounds are defined and interpreted, we will review when clients might fall into a statutory exception and when a particular inadmissibility ground can be waived. We will also offer basic tips on how to apply for the different types of waivers. Case examples and hypothetical situations will help participants screen for inadmissibility and assess waiver eligibility.           

Webinar One: Understanding Misrepresentation, False Claims to U.S. Citizenship and Smuggling
March 6 | 2 p.m. ET | CA MCLE: 1.5

In this first webinar, we will discuss the INA § 212(a)(6) grounds of inadmissibility. Topics will include the types of conduct that may constitute fraud or willful misrepresentation and when your client may have made a false claim to U.S. citizenship. We will also discuss the smuggling ground of inadmissibility and how broadly this ground is interpreted.     

Webinar Two: Understanding Unlawful Presence and Other Immigration Violations
March 13 | 2 p.m. ET | CA MCLE: 1.5

This webinar will focus on the grounds of inadmissibility triggered by leaving the United States after accrual of unlawful presence and/or removal orders, as well as re-entering the United States unlawfully after accrual of unlawful presence and/or removal orders. INA § 212(a)(9) covers the most common ways your client may be found inadmissible.

Webinar Three: Understanding the Criminal Grounds of Inadmissibility
March 20 | 2 p.m. ET | CA MCLE: 1.5

This webinar examines INA § 212(a)(2), the grounds of inadmissibility relating to criminal conduct. These include convictions or admissions of crimes involving moral turpitude, multiple criminal convictions and drug offenses. We will cover what makes a conviction for immigration purposes, as well as how to locate and analyze immigration records.

Webinar Four: Understanding the Health, Public Charge, and Security-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility
March 27 | 2 p.m. ET | CA MCLE: 1.5

This webinar will cover three important inadmissibility grounds: health-related, public charge and security-related grounds. Some of your clients have used drugs or been convicted of a DUI. Or they may be considered likely to become a public charge based on their age, health, family status, assets, resources, financial status, education and skills. Presenters will provide current information, analysis and tips related to these grounds.

NOTE: Access to recordings of the webinars are included with your purchase of the four-part webinar series. Your complimentary access will be available until April 28, 2020.

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Training Prices

CLINIC Affiliates - $140

Nonprofit Agency Staff -  $240

Private Attorneys and Staff - $320

Payment and Cancellation

Payment by credit card only. There are no refunds for registration for a single webinar or for a webinar series.

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Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

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CLE for Attorney Participants

CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) training. If you are a California attorney, you are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits for each live webinar you attend in our e-learning immigration law courses. To receive MCLE credit, please provide your state bar number when you register for each live webinar. You may seek self-study CLE credit for viewing any recorded webinars posted on the course website. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.