9th Summer Institute on Basic Immigration

June 1-9, 2020 | This event will take place online.

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, with special emphasis on family-based immigration law.  This intensive training event is designed for individuals who wish to apply for Department of Justice accreditation or need continuing education. The Department of Justice allows non-attorney staff of social, charitable and religious non-profit organizations to practice immigration law.  ISAAC's Summer Institute is a valuable tool for those who seek to serve their immigrant community.


Registration includes lunch. Accommodations, meals, and required textbook are not included.  

  • Early Registration $500 (through February 20, 2020) 
  • Regular Registration $600 (begins February 21, 2020)

Register Now!

No refunds will be issued after May 1. Registration will close on May 31, 2020.  

*Registration fees are due upon registration. Registration includes lunch; other accommodations and meals are not included. We allow all prospective participants to register online, but you must submit a copy of your organization’s non-profit letter before you are officially registered. This training event is not open to individuals associated with for-profit organizations. We reserve the right to deny you registration if we determine that you are engaged in notario, immigration consultant or any other kind of unlawful practice of immigration law.


Textbook Fees $295 + shipping

All participants must purchase the textbook, A Guide for Immigration Advocates [21st Edition], directly from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) .  We have a special discount price for the textbook.  After we receive your registration and your organization's non-profit letter, we will email you a code number allowing you to go to the website (ilrc.org ) and purchase the textbook at our discounted price. Participants must bring the textbook to the training.

Preferred Hotel

LaQuinta San Antonio Airport

Use Discount Promo Code: 1000026808

Who Should Attend?

  • Staff workers and volunteers of religious, social and charitable non-profit agencies seeking DOJ recognition and accreditation to offer legal services to immigrants at low cost

  • Ministers and churches interested in ministry to immigrants

Questions? Contact Jesus Romero at jesus.romero@texasbaptists.org or 210.633.6257.

DISCLAIMER: The following is not intended to be legal advice pertaining to your situation and should not be construed as such. It is for educational and informational purposes only. If you need legal advice, consult a licensed immigration attorney or an accredited representative from a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recognized agency.