Registration for Basic Immigration Law 40 Hour Training is Now Open
August 26-30, 2013 | Baltimore, MD
This training is intended for individuals who wish to apply for accreditation from the Board of Appeals. 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 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 Courtney Tudi at email@example.com.
A reading will be emailed to participants in advance of the training to provide an overview of immigration law. Also evening homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday of the training week. Participants will be asked to complete an evaluation before leaving the training. A take-home test will be distributed on the last day of the training and must be completed within 30 days.
Additional requirements for applying for Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) 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 BIA accreditation.
Location: The training will take place at World Relief Home Office, 7 East Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21202
Accommodations: The participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their accommodations. There are a number of hotels located within walking distance of WR Home Office in downtown Baltimore. We reserved a block of rooms at Days Inn Inner Harbor, 100 Hopkins Place, Baltimore, MD 21201. Rate: $99 + tax per night. In order to secure the discounted rate, participants must make reservation over the phone 410-576-1000 no later than July 24th and mention "World Relief 40 hour training group".
If you are not able to participate in our training, below is the list of similar trainings with other organizations.
| July 8-12
|| Albany, NY
|| New York Immigration Coalition
||Pembroke Pines, FL
||ISAAC Project; Baptist University of the Americas
|August 14-21 (no training Sat. and Sunday)
||Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
||New York, NY
||New York Immigration Coalition
||Mennonite Central Committee
Immigrants are transforming the Church in the United States. Immigrant congregations are growing faster than any other segment of evangelical churches, according to research by Dr. Todd Johnson at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. While the arrival of immigrants into our communities presents an exciting opportunity for the Church, it also raises new questions.
- How do I help someone navigate the complexities of the U.S. immigration system?
- Are immigration lawyers the only people who can provide legal advice?
- As a church, how do we welcome immigrants into our community?
- Can we ordain undocumented immigrants?
- If the immigrants in my community are undocumented, do they have any immigration options?
- Is there anything I can do?
World Relief can help you answer these questions. Contact our legal support network, religious worker program, or a local World Relief office .