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2018 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings eConference

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This course is designed for beginning and intermediate immigration practitioners, employment lawyers, criminal lawyers, and family lawyers involved with the increasingly complex area of removal proceedings. Hear techniques and tactics for effectively handling typical and atypical problems. Listen to top immigration practitioners and gain strategies to provide the best advocacy for your clients, while protecting yourself and your practice. 

This course walks through:
  • Ground for Deportability and Inadmissibility
  • Bond Proceedings
  • Challenging NTAs and Motions to Dismiss
  • Contesting Deportability
  • Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability
  • Relief in Immigration Court
  • Adjustments
  • Cancellation of Removal and Other Discretionary Relief
  • Appeals and Motions to Reopen
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Total Credit Hours:
10.25 | 1.75 ethics     Credit Info
Specialization: Immigration and Nationality Law | Immigration and Nationality Law

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2020

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$325  

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1. Grounds of Deportability and Inadmissibility (Jul 2018)

Imran B. Mirza, Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

1.75 0.00 0.00 1.75  

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Video (mp4) 109 mins
Audio (mp3) 109 mins
Paper (pdf) 24 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 1 — 109 mins, credit 1.75

Session 1:

Grounds of Deportability and Inadmissibility (Jul 2018)

Review the grounds of deportability and inadmissibility, and hear strategies for contesting common grounds of removal.

Originally presented at: Jun 2018 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Imran B. Mirza, Law Office of Imran Mirza, PC - Houston, TX
Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

2. Bond Proceedings (Jul 2018)

Imran B. Mirza, Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Video (mp4) 56 mins
Audio (mp3) 56 mins
Paper (pdf) 4 pgs
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 2 — 56 mins, credit 1.00

Session 2:

Bond Proceedings (Jul 2018)

Examine bond eligibility, evidentiary requirements, and presentation of a bond redetermination hearing.

Originally presented at: Jun 2018 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Imran B. Mirza, Law Office of Imran Mirza, PC - Houston, TX
Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

3. Challenging NTAs and Motions to Suppress AND Contesting Deportability (Jul 2018)

Imran B. Mirza, Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

0.50 0.25 0.00 0.50 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 34 mins
Audio (mp3) 34 mins
Paper (pdf) 83 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 3 — 34 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.25 ethics

Session 3:

Challenging NTAs and Motions to Suppress AND Contesting Deportability (Jul 2018)

Learn how to launch procedural challenges to the Notice to Appear (NTA) and the timing, process, and substance of a Motion to Suppress, and listen to a discussion on how to challenge individual allegations in the NTA, including burdens of proof, evidentiary challenges, and assessing citizenship claims.
 

Originally presented at: Jun 2018 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Imran B. Mirza, Law Office of Imran Mirza, PC - Houston, TX
Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

4. Ethical Issues and Self Care in Immigration Law (Jul 2018)

Imran B. Mirza, Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 33 mins
Audio (mp3) 33 mins
Paper (pdf) 45 pgs

SESSION 4 — 33 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 4:

Ethical Issues and Self Care in Immigration Law (Jul 2018)

Explore some of the basic ethical issues facing immigration practitioners, including preparing witnesses to testify in court, preparation and presentation of documentary evidence to the court, and withdrawing as counsel when there is an ethical issue or conflict of interest. 

Originally presented at: Jun 2018 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Imran B. Mirza, Law Office of Imran Mirza, PC - Houston, TX
Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

5. Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability (Jul 2018)

Imran B. Mirza, Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

1.25 0.50 0.00 1.25 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 78 mins
Audio (mp3) 78 mins
Paper (pdf) 1 pgs

SESSION 5 — 78 mins, credit 1.25 | 0.50 ethics

Session 5:

Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability (Jul 2018)

Discuss the categorical approach, plus a review of crime-based removability grounds, proof of conviction, doctrine of divisibility, and recent case law.

Originally presented at: Jun 2018 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Imran B. Mirza, Law Office of Imran Mirza, PC - Houston, TX
Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

6. Relief in Immigration Court (Jul 2018)

Imran B. Mirza, Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

1.00 0.25 0.00 1.00 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 56 mins
Audio (mp3) 56 mins
Paper (pdf) 16 pgs
Paper (pdf) 2 pgs
Paper (pdf) 1 pgs
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 6 — 56 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.25 ethics

Session 6:

Relief in Immigration Court (Jul 2018)

Hear a general discussion of relief, dealing with relief once removability has been established. Gain tips for trial strategy including documentation, use of experts, and witness preparation. 

Originally presented at: Jun 2018 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Imran B. Mirza, Law Office of Imran Mirza, PC - Houston, TX
Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

7. Questions and Answers (Jul 2018)

Imran B. Mirza, Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Video (mp4) 61 mins
Audio (mp3) 60 mins

SESSION 7 — 61 mins, credit 1.00

Session 7:

Questions and Answers (Jul 2018)

Make note of practical solutions to participants' questions and cases in this structured session. Please submit your questions in advance to ConferenceQA@utcle.org or on-site at the conference registration desk.

Originally presented at: Jun 2018 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Imran B. Mirza, Law Office of Imran Mirza, PC - Houston, TX
Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

8. Asylum (Jul 2018)

Imran B. Mirza, Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

1.25 0.00 0.00 1.25  

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Video (mp4) 82 mins
Audio (mp3) 81 mins
Paper (pdf) 16 pgs
Paper (pdf) 18 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 8 — 82 mins, credit 1.25

Session 8:

Asylum (Jul 2018)

Learn how to present defense claims for asylum, withholding of removal, and deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture, including basic eligibility, crafting social group claims, issues with derivatives, and preserving issues for appeal.

Originally presented at: Jun 2018 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Imran B. Mirza, Law Office of Imran Mirza, PC - Houston, TX
Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

9. Adjustment of Status (Jul 2018)

Imran B. Mirza, Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

0.50 0.25 0.00 0.50 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 23 mins
Audio (mp3) 23 mins
Paper (pdf) 1 pgs
Paper (pdf) 4 pgs
Paper (pdf) 8 pgs
Paper (pdf) 10 pgs
Paper (pdf) 2 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 9 — 23 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.25 ethics

Session 9:

Adjustment of Status (Jul 2018)

Explore the criteria and opportunities for adjustment of status, including family based visas and proceedings, priority dates, grandfathering, and presentation of the case in immigration court.

Originally presented at: Jun 2018 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Imran B. Mirza, Law Office of Imran Mirza, PC - Houston, TX
Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

10. Cancellation of Removal and Other Discretionary Relief (Jul 2018)

Imran B. Mirza, Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Video (mp4) 65 mins
Audio (mp3) 65 mins
Paper (pdf) 5 pgs
Paper (pdf) 14 pgs
Paper (pdf) 4 pgs
Paper (pdf) 19 pgs
Paper (pdf) 3 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 10 — 65 mins, credit 1.00

Session 10:

Cancellation of Removal and Other Discretionary Relief (Jul 2018)

Learn about establishing eligibility for Cancellation of Removal for permanent residents and non-permanent residents, waivers of inadmissibility, and other forms of relief.

Originally presented at: Jun 2018 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Imran B. Mirza, Law Office of Imran Mirza, PC - Houston, TX
Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

11. Appeals and Motions to Reopen: The Basics (Jul 2018)

Imran B. Mirza, Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 24 mins
Audio (mp3) 24 mins
Paper (pdf) 15 pgs
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs
Paper (pdf) 44 pgs

SESSION 11 — 24 mins, credit 0.50

Session 11:

Appeals and Motions to Reopen: The Basics (Jul 2018)

Get an outline and overview of the basic rules for filing appeals and motions to reopen.

Originally presented at: Jun 2018 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Imran B. Mirza, Law Office of Imran Mirza, PC - Houston, TX
Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX