Bars and Waivers: All about Inadmissibility Grounds and How to Overcome Them

Wednesday March 20 -
Friday March 22 2013

  • By: CLINIC
  • Location:
    Hilton Garden Inn
    1005 Dodge St.
    Omaha, NE

This two-day training will provide an in-depth analysis of the most common grounds of inadmissibility, including fraud, false claims to US citizenship, crimes, immigration violations, smuggling and health grounds. The training will also present practical information on developing and submitting a successful waiver application to overcome inadmissibility. Participants will learn how to develop a theory for the case, marshal the facts, and obtain necessary supporting documentation. The training will also cover the latest developments on provisional waivers and stateside processing, including a presentation by representatives from the Nebraska Service Center. Training participants may also sign up to tour the Nebraska Service Center on March 22. The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Charles Wheeler and Susan Schreiber. An application for Nebraska CLE credit is pending.


  • $235 per person for affiliate agency staff; $705 cap ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)
  • $260 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $780 cap ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)
  • $390 per person for private attorneys and staff

Continental breakfast is included. Lunch is on your own.

Register by clicking here. The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices. If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3)letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (202) 635-2649. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only. Please be sure to register under the correct category and for the correct training. All registration changes, cancellations or disenrollments are subject to an administrative charge of $70. Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for a training up to one week prior to the first day of the training. Space is limited to 50 participants. The deadline for registration is March 14 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Dinah M. SuncĂ­n at For the training agenda, click here.

Hotel Information:
A block of rooms is being held at the Hilton Garden Inn at 1005 Dodge St. where the training is taking place. The room rate is $109.00 per night single or double occupancy, plus tax. To make a reservation, contact the hotel by February 19 at 402-341 4400 and ask for the group block under CLINIC. The hotel is in the downtown/Old Market area of Omaha and offers free shuttle service to and from Eppely Airfield.

Tour of the NSC:
An optional tour of the Nebraska Service Center is being offered on Friday March 22. A bus will depart the Hilton Garden Inn at approximately 8:00 a.m. for the Nebraska Service Center in Lincoln and then head back to Omaha by noon. If possible, the bus will go directly to the Omaha airport before returning to the Hilton Garden Inn. If you are departing Omaha by flight that day, we suggest that you make reservations for a flight departing after 3:30 p.m. The fee for round-trip bus transportation is $30.00.