El Paso 11th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference and Tour of the Consulate
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11th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference
and Tour of the Consulate (now FULL)
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and
Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services
November 18-19, 2009
Optional tour of the consulate on November 20 (sorry - registration for the tour is now full)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Nov. 18: Conference Day 1
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Nov. 19: Conference Day 2
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Nov. 20: Optional Tour of the Consulate (sorry - registration for the tour is now full)
Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel
2027 Airway Blvd.
El Paso , TX79925
This two-day seminar will provide updated information on selected topics in family-based immigration, including: establishing qualifying relationships for family-based petitions; consular processing; adjustment of status; Child Status Protection Act; priority date retention and conversion; widow(er) petitions; and filing effective waiver applications. Speakers include CLINIC’s Charles Wheeler and Susan Schreiber; Laura Dogu, Deputy Consul General in Cd. Juarez; and Rose Mary Atkinson, USCIS, Cd. Juarez. The training is designed for practitioners who have experience in family-based immigration law. This is not an introductory training and is not geared to new practitioners. Please review the agenda before registering. New practitioners registering for this training are encouraged to attend CLINIC’s two-part webinar on Basics of Family-Based Immigration, which will soon be accessible through CLINIC’s website and will be included in the registration fee.
The tour of the consulate will take place on Friday, November 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be limited to the first 75 registrants. The tour requires a separate registration and is open only to those who are registered for the training. Registration for the tour of the consulate is now full. A waitlist is available. No one will be allowed on the tour who has not registered by the cut-off date. No substitutions will be allowed on the day of the tour.
$220 per person from CLINIC Affiliates; $660 cap
($50 fee per person for more than 3)
$245 per person from other nonprofit programs; $735 cap
($50 fee per person for more than 3)
$375 per person for private attorneys and their staff
$40 optional tour of the U.S. consulate in Cd. Juarez (requires separate registration available after registering for the conference - sorry registration is now full)
Registration for the training includes manual and continental breakfast both days.
Lodging is available at the Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel for $114 per day, single or double. When making the reservation, indicate you are coming to the immigration training to ensure this rate.
The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal worker staff of private law offices. As a requirement of registration, if you are registering as staff of a community-based organization, fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at 415-394-8696 to the attention of Chris Ozaki. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. Payment is by credit card only.
14 hours of Texas CLE credits have been applied for.
For additional information on the optional consulate tour (sorry- registration for the tour is FULL) and an agenda please visit: