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"CLINIC Explains: I864, CSPA, Crimes"

Speakers: Charles Wheeler, Jill Sheldon, Margaret Gleason, Mary Holper and Kathleen M. Weber.

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Each call features an hour of analysis, strategy and practice tips by Charles Wheeler, Jill Sheldon, Margaret Gleason, Mary Holper and Kathleen M. Weber, followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers from participants.


FIRST Phone Session on Oct 26, 2006: New Affidavit of Support Rules and their Effect on Your Practice

  • Counting household size
  • Measuring household income
  • Proving income with tax returns and other documents
  • Change in asset requirements
  • Joint sponsors
  • Exemptions from the affidavit of support due to social security earnings or CCA
  • Common pitfalls in completing the new forms

SECOND Phone Session on Nov 9, 2006: Understanding the Child Status Protection Act

  • Preserving child status for immediate relatives
  • Preserving child status for sons and daughters of LPRs
  • Preserving child status for derivatives in family and employment-based cases
  • Retention of priority date for derivatives who age out
  • Effective date and possible retroactive effect
  • Effect of naturalization

THIRD Phone Session on Dec 7, 2006: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

  • Record of Conviction After Shepard
  • Drug Offenses - as Controlled Substance Offenses and Aggravated Felonies
  • Theft Offenses
  • Domestic Violence Offenses
  • Burden of Proof in cases involving Post-Conviction Relief
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Charles Wheeler is a senior attorney with Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) in San Francisco. CLINIC provides training, technical support, analysis, and legal reference materials for diocesan immigration programs and other nonprofit agencies throughout the United States. CLINIC's network of 153 community-based immigration programs in 260 office locations employs roughly 600 attorneys and accredited representatives who, in turn, represent more than 100,000 immigrants each year. CLINIC also advocates on behalf of low-income immigrants at the local level by providing direct representation and impact litigation, and at the national level through administrative advocacy. Prior to joining CLINIC, Mr. Wheeler directed the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles, which serves a similar function. He has been specializing in immigration law and aliens' rights issues for 25 years. He is considered an expert in several aspects of immigration law. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland School of Law.

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.

Margaret Gleason is a senior attorney with CLINIC, based in the Washington DC office. She has over 20 years experience practicing immigration law.

Mary Holper is a Detention Attorney with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) at Boston College Immigration and Asylum Project.

Kathleen M. Weber has been an attorney in Washington state with a practice emphasizing immigration law since 1979. She is a solo practitioner in Seattle, Washington. She currently represents principally family-based clients in adjustment of status and consular processing proceedings. She has spoken at local and regional AILA-sponsored CLEs on immigration-related topics

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$199 Seminar Package
Audio CD of Oct 26, 2006 (90 minutes)
Audio CD of Nov 9, 2006 (90 minutes)
Audio CD of Dec 7, 2006 (90 minutes)

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