Immigration Consequences of Crimes: Relief from Removal

  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Central Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Catholic Charities of Dallas Immigration and Legal Services, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, CLINIC
  • Dallas Bar Association, Belo Mansion
  • Immigration and Crimes

This intensive one-day training will cover the immigration consequences of criminal arrests and convictions for people applying for adjustment, an immigrant visa, naturalization, or relief from removal. The training will describe how to obtain and decipher criminal records, how to determine if there is a conviction, and outline strategies for dealing with criminal issues. The criminal grounds of inadmissibility and deportability will be described, along with available waivers. Impact of crimes on relief from removal will be covered. Relief from removal and practice tips on representing juveniles in proceedings will also be discussed. Case files and exercises will be used to analyze sample crimes issues. The recent case law changing the categorical approach for crimes of moral turpitude and aggravated felonies will also be covered.

The training will be presented by Attorneys who are expert practitioners in this area of immigration law, and who are experienced teachers on these subjects. Lecturers include Immigration Judge Anthony Rogers, and Attorneys Lisa Schwamkrug, Lynn Olinger, Elizabeth Cedillo-Pereira, Amy Hsu, Tricia Freshwater and Peggy Gleason.

The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.

Space is limited. Register early. For more information, call Chris Ozaki at (415) 394-9371.

Cost: $150 per person from nonprofit programs (including CLINIC affiliates); $450 cap ($45 materials fee for each additional staff from the same office location after 3 have registered at the full registration fee)

$200 per person for private attorneys and their staff

Continental breakfast included; lunch on your own

For more information and to register:

  • CLE Credit Comments: CLE Applied for, including one hour ethics credit.
  • Contact:
    Chris Ozaki
    (415) 394-9371
  • Website:

IAN Partners

  • pro bono net
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • national immigration law center
  • unidos us
  • immigration legal resource center
  • immigration legal resource center
  • american immigration council
  • american civil liberties union
  • american immigration council
  • national immigration project
  • the advocates for human rights
  • lutheran immigration and refugee service
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