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Training

2015 Training Seminar

HOUSTON, TX
March 9-13, 2015
Tallowood Baptist Church
555 Tallowood Rd.
Houston, TX 77024

Click here to register online.

For each training all participants must purchase the required textbook "A Guide for Immigration Advocates," directly from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, ILRC.  After we receive your registration and the non-profit letter, we will email you a code number to purchase the textbook at a special discount price. The special discount price offer for textbook has a deadline, so register now!

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

If you are registering as staff of a community-based, non-profit organization, you must send a copy of that organization’s IRS 501(c) 3 letter designating your agency as a non-profit to: Fax (214) 828-5261, or email a copy to jordan.corona [at] texasbaptists.org .  Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter.

WHAT TO BRING

You will be responsible for bringing your own laptop. A USB flashdrive with training materials will be provided. These seminars will be in English. No translation will be available.

TOPICS FOR TRAINING INSTITUTE:

  • Overview of Immigration Law
  • How to Do Legal Research
  • Ethical Duties of Immigration Advocates
  • Grounds of Inadmissibility and Deportability
  • Family Immigration
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Deferred Action for Parental Responsibility (DAPA)
  • Visas for Victims of Crime: VAWA, U and T Visas
  • The Removal Process
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Asylum
  • Visas for Religious Workers [R Visas]
  • Registry, Legalization, Family Unity, NACARA Adjustment
  • The Rights of Immigrants and the Detention System
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile
  • Naturalization and Citizenship
  • Legal Writing
  • The Role of the Immigration Advocate and Client Interviewing Skills
  • BIA Recognition and Accreditation
  • How to Open an Immigration Center

Hours of training for each institute: 40

HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS

Use the promotional code "BGCT" for a discounted rate the week of March 9-13.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Katy
22455 Katy Freeway
Katy, TX 77450

La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston
2451 Shadow View Lane
Houston, TX 77077

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Jordan Corona at (512) 473-2288, or by email at jordan.corona [at] texasbaptists.org .

 

GROUP ONLINE TRAINING

Is your church or organization affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas? If so, please contact Jesus Romero at Jesus.Romero[at] texasbaptists.org we may be able to offer your group online training to facilitate the recognition and accreditation process.

Check the ISAAC Newsletter for up to date information.

Need Assistance: Email Jordan Corona, Ministry Assistant. jordan.corona [at] texasbaptists.org