Events which are hosted by The Immigration Alliance are posted here. Additionally, events related to immigrant ministry that are hosted by other organizations are also posted here. If you would like to have an event posted here please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This page is continually updated throughout the year, therefore we encourage you to continue visiting this page to get the most up to date information.
Immigrant Connection will have an upcoming Shadowing Experience in Grand Rapids, Michigan from May 22-26, 2017. This IC Shadowing Experience will be hosted at Immigrant Connection at City Life Church and will bring together City Life’s 2 DOJ Accredited Reps (Katie White, IC Site Leader and DOJ Accredited Rep and Abby Cote, DOJ Accredited Rep), along with Jim Wood (IC Site Leader and DOJ Accredited Rep) and Zach Szmara (IC National Director, Site Leader, and DOJ Rep). Between the 4 IC Shadowing Leaders at this event there is a combined 8+ years of immigration legal services experience leading recognized church-based sites.
This experience will be open to 8 total participants in order to keep our shadowing ratio to 1 leader per 2 participants. There is no preferred order of education/training and experience/shadowing. If you have already completed training then shadowing is your next step, but you can also choose to shadow before you attend a training event.
The cost of the IC Shadowing Experience is $120 per day (includes experience, supplies, snacks/coffee/drinks, and lunch) or $600 for the week (plus transportation, room, and board). Immigrant Connection’s approach to the shadowing experience is unique in that it offers 2 distinct outcomes: 1. Hands-on immigration legal services practice (including intakes, consultations, filling out forms, filing cases, case review, etc) and 2. Program management experience (including office set-up, marketing, community outreach, creation of office paperwork/checklists, etc.). A nonrefundable deposit of $200 as well as a recommendation from IC, The Wesleyan Church, or TIA is required to sign-up. For more information contact Gloria Lopez at email@example.com. After registration, we will send information concerning recommended lodging choices and transportation options.Find out more »
This training will take place in conjunction with the Clinic Convening.
This training fulfills the formal overview training requirement the DOJ requires for initial accreditation. Participants who attend each session (8 total over the course of two days) of the “Fundamentals Track” will complete the curriculum for the overview training.
If you are not a CLINIC affiliate, contact CLINIC to ensure that you are eligible to attend this training.Find out more »
The Immigration Service and Aid Center will offer a 40-hour Summer Institute on Basic Immigration Law in San Antonio, Texas this summer. Training sessions will be taught by a staff of experienced immigration attorneys and accredited representatives, and will provide a comprehensive survey of immigration law and procedure. This intensive training event is designed for individuals who wish to apply for Board of Immigration Appeals accreditation or need continuing education. The BIA allows non-attorney staff of non-profit and religious organizations to practice immigration law. ISAAC’s Summer Institute is a valuable tool for those who seek to serve their immigrant community.Find out more »
World Relief Immigrant Legal Services Technical Unit is pleased to offer an intensive, 40 hour immigration law training in conjunction with Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.
PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION BELOW, WHICH SETS FORTH WHO QUALIFIES FOR THIS TRAINING.
The training will be conducted using the curriculum of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). This course will help to provide the necessary training component for individuals who wish to apply for accreditation from the Department of Justice (DOJ – formerly known as BIA recognition and accreditation). DOJ recognition and accreditation allows non-attorneys working at non-profit organizations to practice immigration law. The course will touch on all areas of immigration law and practice focusing on topics most relevant to those serving and representing low-income immigrants.
Due to the requirements of the recognition and accreditation application process, we recommend that only individuals with U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residence, or other long-term immigration status apply for this training. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Bankard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional requirements for applying for Department of Justice (DOJ) recognition and accreditation will be discussed during the training week. Participants who pass the take-home test will receive a certificate of completion from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), the authors of the training curriculum. This will help participants in the process of obtaining DOJ recognition and accreditation.Find out more »
This intensive five-day training is being conducted in collaboration with World Relief. It is designed to provide immigration case workers employed at not-for-profit agencies the foundation to gain accreditation from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and to practice before the USCIS, immigration judges, and the BIA. (The BIA now often cites successful completion of this training as a positive factor in granting accreditation.)Find out more »
**Immigrant Hope offers a $150 discount to all member of The Immigration Alliance**
Continue checking here for more details or the Immigrant Hope website: http://immigranthope.org/training/immigrantpathwayinstitute/
IMMIGRANT PATHWAY Institute is a 40-hour training that covers a wide range of topics in immigration law and practice. The primary curriculum is A Guide for Immigration Advocates: A Comprehensive Immigration Practice Manual, published by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). The class touches on every area of immigration law, including citizenship; family-based, employment-based, and other visas; inadmissibility and deportability issues; removal proceedings and defenses; asylum; and immigrant rights, as well as issues in legal practice, such as legal research; legal writing; interview skills; case management; and ethical responsibilities. Although all are welcome to attend, the class is specifically designed to serve advocates working through churches and other faith-based organizations and will cover topics such as biblical ethics of immigration practice and how to mobilize a church or denomination to serve immigrants.Find out more »
Here is a list of organizations that offer trainings/classes necessary to become accredited through the Board of Immigration appeals:
Click here for an FAQ about immigration trainings. This FAQ includes information specific to Immigrant Hope’s IPI Trainings, however it also includes general, non specific, information too. Additionally, Immigrant Hope offers a $150 discount on IPI Trainings for members of The Immigration Alliance.