Update (10/11/19): A Judge in New York has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction which stops the Department of Homeland Security’s “public charge” regulation from going into effect. This is a victory for immigrant families. The legal fight will continue, but for now, the rules in the United States have not changed. We will be updating this website in the coming days to reflect this.

Public Charge: What Immigration Attorneys Need to Know
November 1st, 1:00pm ET (10:00am PT)

On Friday, November 1, 2019 from 1:00-2:30 pm ET, NILC and CLASP, on behalf of the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign, in conjunction with MLRI, ILRC and AILA, will provide an in-depth training for immigration attorneys on the final Public Charge regulation from the Department of Homeland Security and an update on current litigation efforts. The regulation changes the evaluation of public charge inadmissibility in the U.S. and will affect many individuals’ ability to adjust immigration status and greatly impact advice we give to clients.

The training will provide detailed materials regarding benefits, calculation worksheets and other case strategy tools to help attorneys advise clients about the use of public benefits and adjusting status. Lawyers will learn to identify and assess benefits their clients have received, screen clients under the new multi-factor test, and use a worksheet assessment tool to help determine case strategy. As well, the training will review the proposed I-944 form assessing a client’s “ability to be self-sufficient.”

* MCLE credit is available to participants who are members of the State Bar of California. They are eligible to receive 1.5 hours of general participatory MCLE credit(s), pending approval. (Participants who are not members of the California State Bar should consult with their local state bar to verify whether California MCLE credit is transferable.)

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