The Categorical Approach Now

  • Immigration Court
  • Advocacy

The categorical approach is perhaps the single most important tool for defending a noncitizen who has been charged with or convicted of a crime. But while the Supreme Court clarified and strengthened this defense in decisions culminating in U.S. v. Mathis (2016), it took a sharp step backward in Pereida v. Wilkinson (2021). In this interactive webinar, experts will take participants step-by-step through how to use the approach to protect clients in immigration and criminal proceedings, and how to avoid or limit the effect of Pereida.


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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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