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Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases
Editor: Jill Sheldon, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC)

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Relief From Removal: A Practitioner's Guide, Editor: Jill Sheldon, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), is a practical guide to all aspects of relief from removal cases. This manual provides a detailed description of the law, as well as strategies for defending clients in removal proceedings. Chapters cover an overview of removal proceedings, asylum, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, NACARA, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture. More information about this book will be provided on this page in due course.


  • Chapter 1: Removal proceedings
  • Chapter 2: Grounds of deportability
  • Chapter 3: Grounds of inadmissibility
  • Chapter 4: Contesting removability
  • Chapter 5: Adjustment of status
  • Chapter 6: Waivers of inadmissibility and deportability in Removal proceedings
  • Chapter 7: Section 212(c) and Cancellation of Removal for lawful Permanent Residents
  • Chapter 8: Cancellation and Suspension for Non-Permanent Resident Aliens
  • Chapter 9: Asylum, Withholding of Removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture
  • Chapter 10: Voluntary departure
  • Chapter 11: Naturalization as a defense to Removal
  • Chapter 12: Administrative review of Removal Orders
  • Chapter 13: Judicial review of Removal Orders
  • CD-ROM has 600+ important documents including: key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS/ICE memos and DOS cables, forms from USCIS & EOIR, relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR & 42 CFR, significant statutory provisions from the INA, 18 USC & 28 USC, Links to informative internet resources, etc
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Jill Sheldon is the Southeast Field Office Attorney for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) in Miami. She conducts trainings for CLINIC in various parts of the country with a focus on issues relating to the immigration consequences of criminal convictions and relief from removal. She also provides assistance to CLINIC affiliates throughout her region and represents immigrants in immigration court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Ms. Sheldon has also worked as a CLINIC detention attorney in Villanova, Pennsylvania, representing and assisting detained immigrants in various Pennsylvania jails. She previously worked for two years as the CLINIC detention attorney in Miami through the Georgetown University Law Center/Jesuit Refugee Service Fellowship. Ms. Sheldon received her A.B. from Columbia University and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

The CLINIC network is quite possibly the largest immigration law service provider in the world. The CLINIC network employs about 600 attorneys and paralegals in over 250 offices and represents more than 100,000 immigrants each year. This large volume of cases gives CLINIC a perspective considerably broader than immigration law practices in the areas of immigration law typically handled by CLINIC, even esoteric cases become routine with a large volume. This broad perspective and large volume has resulted in CLINIC's developing tried-and-true methods of handling many types of immigration matters. ILW.COM is transforming CLINIC's internal training manuals into book form to enable immigration practitioners to learn from CLINIC's experience and knowledge and make available CLINIC's expertise to law firms serving immigrant communities.


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