TRAINING: Oct. 22, 2016 Crimes & Immigration Seminar in NYC

A Day-Long CLE-Accredited Seminar

October 22, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration Opens at 9:00 a.m.

NYU School of Law, 245 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012
Furman Hall, Room 216

Presented by the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Immigrant Defense Project, New York State Defenders Association, &
NYU School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic


Register online here; or

Download form here and mail in payment; or

Download flyer here.


Add $25 surcharge to fee if received after 10/11/2016

Attorneys $340 + $25 late fee

Nonprofit Attorneys/Students/Legal Workers $185 + $25 late fee

*Group rate ($250/$135) available for 5 or more. ($25 late fee after 10/11)


1. Continued Litigation About the Categorical Approach:

Realistic Probability; Divisibility after Mathis v. U.S.; Exceptions to the Categorical Approach; the Burden of Proof

2. Crimes of Violence:

Vagueness Challenges to 18 U.S.C. § 16(b); 18 U.S.C. § 16(a) Crimes of Violence after Matter of Guzman Polanco and Voisine v. U.S.

3. Particularly Serious Crimes:

Background on PSC Bars to Asylum and Withholding of Removal; Challenging Drug Sale Convictions as PSCs; Advanced Strategies for Overcoming the PSC Bar


• Dan Kesselbrenner, Executive Director, NIP-NLG
• Manny Vargas, Senior Counsel & Founder, IDP
• Andrew Wachtenheim, Litigation Staff Attorney, IDP
• Sejal Zota, Legal Director, NIP-NLG