Pro Bono Training: Immigration Options for Victims of Workplace Crimes, Human Trafficking, and Fraud in Labor Trafficking

03/31/2015 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Panelists will provide an overview and present options for immigration relief for workplace and trafficking victims. Options include U and T nonimmigrant status, even in difficult labor cases. The presentation will include a detailed discussion of how to identify workplace crimes.The panelists will also have labor related cases available for referral to pro bono attorneys....
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Immigrants and Publicly Subsidized Health Benefits: How to Identify an Eligibility Problem and Where to Refer Clients for Help

03/23/2015 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Find out how to help your immigration clients with the unique issues they'll face while finding health care benefits and coverage....
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Immigration Section Reception with Guests of Honor from Boston USCIS and the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians

03/11/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Take a break from winter and celebrate the program year with the Immigration Section over drinks and appetizers. Mingle with colleagues and hear from our special guests: Denis Riordan, District Director of USCIS Boston District Office; Dawn C. Slaven, Community Relations Officer of USCIS Boston District Office; and Alejandra St. Guillen, Director of the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians, City of Boston ...
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Strategies for Difficult USCIS Requests for Evidence in L-1 and H-1B Petitions

03/03/2015 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Join the Immigration Section for a discussion of the latest trends in adjudication of complex or difficult H-1B and L-1 petitions by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. This program will focus on Requests for Evidence that are commonly issued and appropriate strategies to gather evidence and prepare responses to RFEs. ...
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Perilous Journey: Working with Unaccompanied Minors in Search of a Safe Haven

02/23/2015 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
This brown bag will orient the audience to the humanitarian crisis at the border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors, fleeing violence in their home countries, have entered the U.S. for safety....
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"Is There a Memo on That?" Immigration Law Research Tips for Newer Practitioners

01/20/2015 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
In this training session, the panelists will present useful research strategies and point newer practitioners in the direction of key materials for various substantive areas such as business, family, removal, and humanitarian-based immigration. They will also provide some practical tips for conducting immigration law research in a solo, small firm, or pro bono environment where access to resources may be more limited....
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Immigration Judges Panel

01/14/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Hear from our immigration judges so you can best advocate for your clients. The judges’ panel will include immigration court updates; practice tips; do’s and don’ts of immigration court procedure and practice. ...
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The New Immigration Relief Program: What You Need to Know Now

12/16/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Attendees will learn the basic requirements for the new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program, and where to find legal resources related to the program. ...
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CLE - Deportation 101 for Criminal Defense Attorneys

12/11/2014
Be in the know about the deportation and immigration consequences of criminal convictions. These issues matter whether you represent undocumented immigrants or white collar professionals who are here on work visas or as permanent residents. Educate yourself so you can answer basic questions correctly, spot the issues and know when to consult immigration experts so you can properly advise your clients. ...
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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: A Possible Remedy for Immigrant Children and Youth

12/10/2014 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
The training will give an overview of the steps to obtain a predicate order from the Probate and Family Court which will enable an immigration attorney to later apply for SIJS for the immigrant youth. Experienced practitioners will give practice tips, sample pleadings and discuss common issues and challenges. ...
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Bilateral Cross-Border Immigration Challenges for U.S./Canadian Businesses: Transfers/Recruits, Employers, Entrepreneurs and Business Travelers

11/19/2014 - 12:30pm to 1:30PM
Topics to be discussed will include: USA - Challenges for Companies Transferring/Recruiting Canadian employees into the United States - US Government Focus on Intercompany Transferees, New Businesses and Recruits into the US - Options and challenges for Canadian entrepreneurs setting up businesses in the US - Cross- Border Business Traveler: What is a Business Traveler and how to be prepared for CBP ...
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Luncheon featuring Immigration Judge Robin E. Feder

11/13/2014 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Judge Feder will discuss the juvenile docket, the impact of the recent surge of unaccompanied minors into the United States on the court and how these cases are being processed in Massachusetts....
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Massachusetts Immigration Initiatives: Addressing Immigration Issues at the Local Level

10/23/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Our speakers will discuss local efforts at the state and county level to address issues that affect the every day lives of immigrants, including legislation and advocacy to limit the role local law enforcement plays in federal immigration enforcement, to issue drivers licenses to state residents who lack immigration status, and to protect abused, abandoned and neglected young immigrants through expanded probate court jurisdiction....
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Watching the Clock: The Result of A.B.T. et al v. USCIS, et al. and Other New Timing Concerns for Asylum Seekers

09/16/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Timing is everything for a successful asylum claim. Attorneys representing asylum seekers are very aware of the deadlines involved, but also the passage of time from the onset of a case to ensure a client is eligible for work authorization during the pendency of an asylum claim. Recently, A.B.T. et al v. USCIS, et al. addressed concerns with respect to when the clock begins for purposes of work authorization....
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Reception for International Lawyers

08/11/2014 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
The International Law Section is sponsoring a reception for visiting international lawyers taking a specialized legal and language program at Boston University. Some of the visiting attorneys will also go on to study law in the LLM programs at Boston University Law School, Boston College Law School and Harvard Law School. Section members and visitors will engage in a roundtable discussion about their practice areas in public or private international law, including such matters as foreign taxation and investment, legal issues in international business transactions, intellectual property and international organizations....
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Bond Hearings for ICE Detainees in Massachusetts Held Under 8 U.S.C. 1226(c)

06/24/2014 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Recent rulings in two immigration class actions, Gordon v. Johnson and Reid v. Donelan, give approximately 100 ICE detainees held in Massachusetts under 8 U.S.C. 1226(c) who were previously ineligible for bond hearings an opportunity to request bond from an Immigration Judge. This workshop will help lawyers, advocates, and allies to provide representation and assistance to Gordon and Reid class members in their upcoming bond hearings. The workshop will include information on the Gordon and Reid cases and an overview of bond proceedings in Immigration Court....
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Travel After Unlawful Presence: An Analysis of Arrabally and Yerrabelly

05/20/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Can your client travel on advance parole after having accrued unlawful presence? This brown bag will discuss the decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals in Matters of Arrabally and Yerrabelly and whether your client faces the 10 year unlawful presence bar if he or she travels outside of the U.S. before obtaining permanent residence....
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