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Saturday, September 14th, 20198:00 am to 6:30 pm PST

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One Day Training

One-Day Advanced Class

 This one day advanced class is a 4 module course that covers more complex and in-depth immigration issues, including: Advanced Green Card Issues, Permission to Reapply for Admission to the United States and Waivers for Grounds of Inadmissibility, Humanitarian Immigration Filings, and Immigration and Criminal Background Checks.

 

This class is designed for experienced immigration services professionals, or new immigration services professionals that have completed the LAIA 3 Day Essentials of Immigration Document Preparation Course.

 Class length: 9 hours

Class schedule: 8:00am – 6:30pm PST

 

 Advanced Family Based Green Cards Module – 2.5 hours

Obtaining a green card through a family member can present many obstacles and challenges.  There has been extensive changes in law, different forms of amnesty, and a copious amount of changes to USCIS’ policies in granting green cards.  The same is true for removing the conditions on a green card or simply renewing green cards.  Also, for family members that are obtaining their green cards through the family preference categories – navigating this process can be challenging for the most experienced of practitioners.

This module covers a variety of circumstances in which persons can obtain a green card.  It also covers special circumstances for green card renewals and removing the conditions on permanent residence is all circumstances.  We also review various issues for green card holders, and an in depth exploration of obtaining a green card through the family preference categories including derivative beneficiaries. Topic in this modules include:

  • Adjustment under 245(i),
  • Cuban Adjustment Act
  • Adjustment of Status Through TPS
  • Parole in Place for Family of Military Personnel
  • In Depth Renewal of Green Card
  • Removing Conditions on Residence
  • Removing Conditions on Residence When the Marriage Ends Before the 2 Year Anniversary
  • Reentry Permits for LPR’s that need to travel for a long period of time
  • Adjustment of Status for Non-Immediate Relatives of US Citizens
  • In Depth Immigration Through the Family Preference Categories
  • Follow to Join Petitions for Derivative Beneficiaries
  • The possible consequences of traveling with a green card

 

Permission to Reapply for Admission to the United States and Other Grounds of Inadmissibility Module – 2.5 hours

There are many people that have more serious immigration issues.  They may have entered the US 20 – 30 years ago and are now eligible for a green card.  Many of the people in this situation may have an outstanding deportation order in their name.  As a result, even though they now otherwise qualify for a green card, they cannot adjust status or leave the country without reopening their original immigration case, or self-deporting themselves. Self deportation will subject them to a lengthy bar in their country.

Also, in addition to unlawful presences, a person may be inadmissible to the United States for criminal matters, health issues or if they have been a public charge to the United States.  As such, they will need a waiver in order to obtain a green card.  Also, some people are unaware of a situation or circumstance that makes them inadmissible until they attend their interview in their country.  These people will need to file for waivers from their country before the U.S. Embassy/Consulate will be able to issue then a green card to return to the United States.

This module covers more serious immigration issues such deportation orders, the permanent bar and other grounds of inadmissibility.  This module will help you to understand if and when you can assist an otherwise green card eligible person with an existing deportation order, and when the client needs to be referred to an immigration attorney.  This module also provides a comprehensive overview of waivers for other grounds of inadmissibility both in the United States, and after Green Card has been denied by USCIS or a US Embassy/Consulate.  Finally, the module includes the limited options for people subject to the permanent bar, and when it may be possible to reenter the United States and/or obtain a green card.  Topics in this module include:

  • Overview of Deportation Orders and their long term effect on immigration benefits
  • Differences between Expedited Removal Order and Final Administrative Orders
  • Who can benefit from for I-212 to Resolve a Green Card
  • Humanitarian Waivers for Non-immigrant Visas
  • Filing I-212 from the United States to be used in conjunction with a I-601A
  • Filing I-212 for a person outside the United States in conjunction with a I-601
  • When and Why to file an I-601
  • Who can overcome the permanent bar
  • How to assist someone that is permanently barred, but needs to enter the US temporarily
  • Overcoming other grounds of inadmissibility – criminal, health, public charge, etc.

 

Humanitarian Immigration Module – 2 hours

There are several forms of immigration benefits available for humanitarian reasons.  Persons who have suffered persecution in the past, or who are afraid to return to their country may be able to seek refuge in the United States.  Also, US Immigration Law has special benefits available to victims of domestic violence and certain crimes.

This module provides comprehensive training on humanitarian based immigration processes.  Learning humanitarian immigration filings will allow to provide services to a broad range of people in very difficult situations.  Topics in this course:

  • Affirmative Asylum Applications
  • U-Visa’s and Obtaining U-Visa Certifications
  • Adjustment of Status under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • Working in Tandem with Immigration Attorney’s on Humanitarian Immigration Cases

 

Mastering FOIA Requests and Background Checks – 1.5 hours

Now, more than ever, conducting full background checks on potential clients is critical to ensuring that nothing goes wrong with their immigration filings.  Many aliens do not fully understand what may have happened at a U.S. Border or contact with another immigration official. Given the aggressive policies being implemented, people seeking to immigrate to the U.S., it is imperative that we do not put them in harms way if they have a previous immigration issue.

This Module will Cover:

  • When to do a FOIA Request
  • How to complete form G-639
  • How to obtain Criminal Records and Full Background
  • USCIS FOIA
  • ICE FOIA
  • CBP FOIA
  • EOIR (Immigration Court) FOIA
  • DOL OIA
  • What is an OBIM FOIA, and when do you need to utilize this type of FOIA
  • Streamlining FOIA Requests
  • Reading FBI Reports
  • Reading State DOJ Reports
  • Red Flags on FBI Report, other Criminal Convictions
  • Obtaining Certified Dispositions for Clients


TUITION
$699

INSTRUCTORGreg McKewenLAIA Founder & Executive Director

Greg has been teaching industry professionals for over 27 years. Since Founding the LAIA, Greg has taught over 2,000 community trusted advisors such as tax, insurance and notary professionals key aspects of starting, growing and expanding a successful immigration services business.

INSTRUCTORRenee WaiteSenior Immigration Instructor

Renee serves as LAIA'S Senior Immigration Instructor. Her expertise covers all aspects of family-based immigration. During Renee's tenure as a Certified Immigration Paralegal she personally assisted in the completion or supervision of over 3,000 immigration applications. Her experience has included serving as lead paralegal in numerous prominent law firm as well as being a passionate advocate of immigration services professionals.


Class Agenda

Advanced Family Based Green Cards Module – 2.5 hours

Obtaining a green card through a family member can present many obstacles and challenges.  There has been extensive changes in law, different forms of amnesty, and a copious amount of changes to USCIS’ policies in granting green cards.  The same is true for removing the conditions on a green card or simply renewing green cards.  Also, for family members that are obtaining their green cards through the family preference categories – navigating this process can be challenging for the most experienced of practitioners.

This module covers a variety of circumstances in which persons can obtain a green card.  It also covers special circumstances for green card renewals and removing the conditions on permanent residence is all circumstances.  We also review various issues for green card holders, and an in depth exploration of obtaining a green card through the family preference categories including derivative beneficiaries. Topic in this modules include:

  • Adjustment under 245(i),
  • Cuban Adjustment Act
  • Adjustment of Status Through TPS
  • Parole in Place for Family of Military Personnel
  • In Depth Renewal of Green Card
  • Removing Conditions on Residence
  • Removing Conditions on Residence When the Marriage Ends Before the 2 Year Anniversary
  • Reentry Permits for LPR’s that need to travel for a long period of time
  • Adjustment of Status for Non-Immediate Relatives of US Citizens
  • In Depth Immigration Through the Family Preference Categories
  • Follow to Join Petitions for Derivative Beneficiaries
  • The possible consequences of traveling with a green card

 

Permission to Reapply for Admission to the United States and Other Grounds of Inadmissibility Module – 2.5 hours

There are many people that have more serious immigration issues.  They may have entered the US 20 – 30 years ago and are now eligible for a green card.  Many of the people in this situation may have an outstanding deportation order in their name.  As a result, even though they now otherwise qualify for a green card, they cannot adjust status or leave the country without reopening their original immigration case, or self-deporting themselves. Self deportation will subject them to a lengthy bar in their country.

Also, in addition to unlawful presences, a person may be inadmissible to the United States for criminal matters, health issues or if they have been a public charge to the United States.  As such, they will need a waiver in order to obtain a green card.  Also, some people are unaware of a situation or circumstance that makes them inadmissible until they attend their interview in their country.  These people will need to file for waivers from their country before the U.S. Embassy/Consulate will be able to issue then a green card to return to the United States.

This module covers more serious immigration issues such deportation orders, the permanent bar and other grounds of inadmissibility.  This module will help you to understand if and when you can assist an otherwise green card eligible person with an existing deportation order, and when the client needs to be referred to an immigration attorney.  This module also provides a comprehensive overview of waivers for other grounds of inadmissibility both in the United States, and after Green Card has been denied by USCIS or a US Embassy/Consulate.  Finally, the module includes the limited options for people subject to the permanent bar, and when it may be possible to reenter the United States and/or obtain a green card.  Topics in this module include:

  • Overview of Deportation Orders and their long term effect on immigration benefits
  • Differences between Expedited Removal Order and Final Administrative Orders
  • Who can benefit from for I-212 to Resolve a Green Card
  • Humanitarian Waivers for Non-immigrant Visas
  • Filing I-212 from the United States to be used in conjunction with a I-601A
  • Filing I-212 for a person outside the United States in conjunction with a I-601
  • When and Why to file an I-601
  • Who can overcome the permanent bar
  • How to assist someone that is permanently barred, but needs to enter the US temporarily
  • Overcoming other grounds of inadmissibility – criminal, health, public charge, etc.

 

Humanitarian Immigration Module – 2 hours

There are several forms of immigration benefits available for humanitarian reasons.  Persons who have suffered persecution in the past, or who are afraid to return to their country may be able to seek refuge in the United States.  Also, US Immigration Law has special benefits available to victims of domestic violence and certain crimes.

This module provides comprehensive training on humanitarian based immigration processes.  Learning humanitarian immigration filings will allow to provide services to a broad range of people in very difficult situations.  Topics in this course:

  • Affirmative Asylum Applications
  • U-Visa’s and Obtaining U-Visa Certifications
  • Adjustment of Status under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • Working in Tandem with Immigration Attorney’s on Humanitarian Immigration Cases

 

Mastering FOIA Requests and Background Checks – 1.5 hours

Now, more than ever, conducting full background checks on potential clients is critical to ensuring that nothing goes wrong with their immigration filings.  Many aliens do not fully understand what may have happened at a U.S. Border or contact with another immigration official. Given the aggressive policies being implemented, people seeking to immigrate to the U.S., it is imperative that we do not put them in harms way if they have a previous immigration issue.

This Module will Cover:

  • When to do a FOIA Request
  • How to complete form G-639
  • How to obtain Criminal Records and Full Background
  • USCIS FOIA
  • ICE FOIA
  • CBP FOIA
  • EOIR (Immigration Court) FOIA
  • DOL OIA
  • What is an OBIM FOIA, and when do you need to utilize this type of FOIA
  • Streamlining FOIA Requests
  • Reading FBI Reports
  • Reading State DOJ Reports
  • Red Flags on FBI Report, other Criminal Convictions
  • Obtaining Certified Dispositions for Clients

June 12, 20198:00am to 6:30pm PST

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