Course Information

Basic Immigration Law Training Course

World Relief is pleased to offer a 6-week virtual basic immigration law training. The training will be conducted using the curriculum of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). This course will help provide the necessary training component for individuals who wish to apply for accreditation from the Department of Justice (DOJ - formerly known as BIA recognition and accreditation). DOJ recognition and accreditation allows non-attorneys working at non-profit organizations to practice immigration law. 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. Additional requirements for applying for Department of Justice (DOJ) recognition and accreditation will be discussed during the training week. Participants who pass the final exam 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 DOJ recognition and accreditation. This six-week intensive course will take place online from January 10 - February 18, 2022. This course will include 4-6 hours of live training weekly and will require additional reading outside of class time. Students will have two weeks to complete the final exam after the last session. The Final exam must be completed and passed to receive course credit.

Course Materials

Basic Immigration Law Training Course

The books used for this course are "A Guide for Immigration Advocates" published by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. Each student must purchase a copy of the course textbook from the ILRC or use a recent edition in their possession. The hardcopy or PDF alone costs $310 and the combination of the two costs $350. Discount codes will be provided upon registration.

Course Costs

Basic Immigration Law Training Course

For churches and other non-profits, the tuition cost is $375.00. You must be able to provide supporting information to show non-profit status. Private attorney tuition is $795.00. All students are still responsible for the cost of books (described below). The organizers retain the right to exclude from the training anyone whose intent and/or conduct appear to be contrary to the purposes of the training, and/or who interferes with a positive learning environment. Be prepared to provide additional information or 501(c)(3) designation letter upon request. Exclusion from the training may occur at any time from registration through the end of the training. Appropriate refunds, if applicable, will be made.

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Basic Immigration Law Training - Welcome and Introduction

  • 02

    Unit 1: Overview of Immigration and the Law

    • Pre-Reading

    • Session Materials

    • Unit 1: Live Session

    • Unit 1: Quiz

    • Unit 1: Live Session Recording

  • 03

    Unit 2: Role of the Advocate and Interviewing Skills: SELF-STUDY

    • Session Materials

    • Unit 2: Presentation

    • Unit 2: Quiz

  • 04

    Unit 4- Family Visas – Qualifying Relationships, Eligibility, Visa Bulletin

    • Session Materials

    • Unit 4: Live Session

    • Unit 4: Quiz

    • Unit 4: Live Session Recording

  • 05

    Unit 3A: Grounds of Inadmissibility and Deportability

    • Pre-Reading:

    • Session Materials

    • Unit 3A: Live Session

    • Unit 3A: Quiz

    • Unit 3A: Live Session Recording

  • 06

    Unit 3B - Criminal Grounds of Inadmissibility and Deportability

    • Unit 3B: Live Session

    • Unit 3B: Quiz

    • Unit 3B: Live Session Recording and Slide Deck Notes

  • 07

    Units 5 & 6: Submitting the Petition, Form Filing and Consular Processing

    • Session Materials

    • Units 5A & 6: Live Session

    • Unit 5: Quiz

    • Unit 5 & 6: Live Session Recording and Slide Deck Notes

  • 08

    Unit 5B: Marriage Issues, VAWA and SIJS

    • Session Materials

    • Unit 5B: Live Session

    • Unit 5B: Live Session Recording

  • 09

    Unit 7: Adjustment of Status and Conditional Residence

    • Pre-Reading

    • Session Materials

    • Unit 7: Live Session

    • Unit 7: Quiz

    • Unit 7: Live Session Recording

  • 10

    Units 8 & 9: Research, Writing and Appeals: SELF STUDY

    • Session Materials

    • Presentation

    • Units 8 & 9: Assignment

  • 11

    Unit 10: Removal Process

    • Session Materials

    • Unit 10: Live Session

    • Unit 10: Quiz

    • Unit 10: Live Session Recording

  • 12

    Units 11 & 12: Cancellation of Removal for LPRs and Non-Permanent Residents

    • Session Materials

    • Unit 11 & 12: Live Session

    • Units 11 & 12: Quiz

    • Units 11 & 12: Live Session Recording

  • 13

    Unit 13: DOJ Accreditation and Unauthorized Practice of Law

    • Session Materials

    • Unit 13: Live Session

    • Unit 13: Quiz

    • Unit 13: Live Session Recording

  • 14

    Unit 14: Asylum, Withholding, and Writing a Declaration

    • Session Materials

    • Unit 14: Live Session

    • Unit 14: Quiz

    • Unit 14: Assignment

    • Unit 14: Live Session Recording

  • 15

    Unit 15: U and T visas

    • Session Materials

    • Unit 15: Live Session

    • Unit 15 Session Recording

  • 16

    Unit 16: TPS, DACA, Registry, NACARA and Family Unity

    • Session Materials

    • Unit 16: Live Session

    • Unit 16: Quiz

    • Unit 16 - Live Session Recording

  • 17

    Unit 17: Naturalization and Citizenship

    • Session Materials

    • Unit 17: Live Session

    • Unit 17: Assignment

    • Unit 17 - Live Session Recording

  • 18

    Unit 18: Identifying Remedies and Use of Case Management Systems - SELF STUDY

    • Session Materials

    • Presentation

    • Unit 18: Assignment

  • 19

    Units 19 & 20: Constitutional and Statutory Rights/Complaints about DHS Misconduct/Administrative Complaints, Negotiating Skills and Legislative Updates

    • Session Materials

    • Units 19 & 20: Live Session

    • Unit 19: Assignment

    • Unit 19&20: Live Session Recording

  • 20

    Course Wrap-Up and Final Exam

    • Course Wrap-Up

    • Live Session: Voluntary Review

    • Final Exam