Radical Changes in United States Refugee Resettlement: Legal Impacts for our Clients


Please join Micaela Schuneman (International Institute of Minnesota), Christine Burton  (Arrive Ministries), Betsy Fisher (International Refugee Assistance Program) and moderator Colleen Beebe Purisaca (Volunteer Lawyers Network) for a 1.5 hour brown bag CLE entitled  Radical Changes in United States Refugee Resettlement:  Legal Impacts for our Clients. The following topics will be covered:
–Changes to the Refugee Resettlement process, domestically and abroad and effect on #s of Refugees resettled in the US
–How the radical reduction in refugee numbers affects Refugee Processing Agencies, nationally and in Minnesota
–What happened to the Central American Minors (CAM) refugee/parole program and why IRAP sued the government objecting to the termination of that program
–overview of I-130/I-730 and Affidavit of Relationship (AOR)–methods to assist refugee relatives in coming to the US
–Appealing denials of AOR–the Request for Review (RFR) process and how private attorneys can help
–creative strategies in assisting refugee relatives in obtaining immigration status in the US
–Urgent advocacy needs in refugee processing
This CLE will be on Thursday 07/26/18 from noon-1:30 at Volunteer Lawyers Network, 600 Nicollet Mall #390A, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

Event Date/Time

Thursday, July, 26 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

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