Introduction to Family-Based Immigration
This six-week training will explore the process of gaining permanent residence through a family relationship. We will cover which individuals are eligible based on family relationships, and how each step of the process works. Throughout the course, participants will review both the law and procedure for immigrating through a family relationship, including examination and critique of sample application forms. Topics covered will include: immediate relatives and the preference system, retention of priority dates, the Child Status Protection Act, immigrating through marriages, the affidavit of support, adjustment of status and consular processing. The training will also include exercises and readings on these topics.
The course requires a time commitment of approximately four hours per week for each of the six weeks of the course. This time will be spent in different activities, including reading assignments, exercises, and participation in seven webinars conducted on consecutive Tuesdays, as listed in the detailed course schedule. The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors. The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Kristina Karpinski and Debbie Smith. For questions about the course content, please contact Debbie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.