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Date(s) - 09/25/2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Volunteer Lawyers Network


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Join VLN and AILA for the 2018 Summer Hot Immigration Topics CLE Series

Sponsored by: Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) and AILA MN/Dakotas Chapter

Location: VLN, 600 Nicollet Avenue South, Suite 390, Minneapolis, MN  55402

July CLE:
Date: Thursday, July 26, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Topic: Radical Changes in United States Refugee Resettlement:  Legal Impacts for our Clients

Speakers:  Micaela Schuneman (International Institute of Minnesota), Christine Burton (Arrive Ministries), Betsy Fisher (International Refugee Assistance Program)

The CLE covers: 

  • Changes to the Refugee Resettlement process, domestically and abroad and effect on #s of Refugees resettled in the US
  • How the radical reduction in refugee numbers affects Refugee Processing Agencies, nationally and in Minnesota
  • What happened to the Central American Minors (CAM) refugee/parole program and why IRAP sued the government objecting to the termination of that program
  • Overview of I-130/I-730 and Affidavit of Relationship (AOR)–methods to assist refugee relatives in coming to the US
  • Appealing denials of AOR–the Request for Review (RFR) process and how private attorneys can help
  • Creative strategies in assisting refugee relatives in obtaining immigration status in the US
  • Urgent advocacy needs in refugee processing

SPONSORS: Volunteer Lawyers Network, American Immigration Lawyers Association/MN-Dakotas Chapter
CLE CREDITS: 1.5 will be applied for.
COST: Free
REMOTE PARTICIPATION BY PHONE: Limited slots available.