CLE Training: The Ethics of Representing Clients with Criminal Contacts

Description: Contact with the criminal legal system can create unique risks and complications for an immigrant client. The Immigrant Defense Project Helpline provides individualized analysis of the effect of any contact with the criminal legal system on a person’s immigration status, and gives clear, accurate, individualized advice to legal service providers by serving as crim-imm experts. This training is intended … Read more »

Eyes on ICE – Information on documenting encounters with immigration agents

Para leer información sobre este seminario web, hacer click aquí | Part 1: Know Your Rights & Practical Tips for Filming ICE   Part 2 of EYES ON ICE: Community approaches to documenting and organizing around encounters with immigration agents Watch the recording here As Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) expands the deportation system, communities and grassroots groups are continuing to fight back, … Read more »

Nov 2, 2013 Crimes & Immigration Seminar

On November 2, 2013, IDP, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and the Law Offices of Norton Tooby hosted our annual Crimes & Immigration Seminar for immigration and criminal defense attorneys at the NYU School of Law. National expert faculty Norton Tooby, Sejal Zota, Dan Kesselbrenner, and IDP’s own Manny Vargas, Dawn Seibert, and Isaac Wheeler presented the latest developments … Read more »

4/29 IJN Telebriefing Criminal Bars to Immigration Reform

Register here. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Criminal Bars to Immigration Reform: Creating a Pathway to Citizenship for All Immigrants Monday April 29, 2pm EST/11am PST The Immigrant Justice Network, a collaboration between the Immigrant Defense Project, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, … Read more »

National Training on February 21 & 22, 2013 in NYC

IDP, along with ILRC, co-sponsored a two-day naturalization training for attorneys and immigration service providers in New York City on February 21-22, 2013. During this training, IDP led a four-hour workshop on how a criminal incident can affect a naturalization application and why some naturalization applicants could be placed in deportation proceedings based on contact with the criminal justice system. … Read more »

DACA Legal Clinic on September 24

IDP and the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) are co-sponsoring a legal clinic for people eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (see DACA guidelines here) at NYIC’s office on September 24 from 6p to 9p. For more information, contact info[at]immigrantdefenseproject[dot]org.

September 22 New York Crimes and Immigration Seminar

IDP co-sponsors the New York Crimes and Immigration Seminar at NYU on September 22, 2012.  Please join us for a cutting edge crim-imm training and discussion, featuring a session on Post-Conviction Relief (PCR) Padilla developments.  Further details and registration here:

126 defenders, 31 states, 1 national training

The Defending Immigrants Partnership (DIP) held its Sixth National Training on Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions in Denver in May 2012. DIP Partners IDP, ILRC and NIPNLG trained 126 attorneys from public defender offices in 31 states on crim-imm law, advising immigrant clients, strategies to avoid deportability and institutionalizing Padilla in defender offices. Attendees were nominated by their chief defender or … Read more »

Free Prosecutorial Discretion Clinic for Individuals Facing Deportation

LEARN HOW TO SUBMIT PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION REQUESTS Wednesday, July 18, 2012 6 to 9 p.m. 137-139 West 25th Street, 12th floor, New York, NY The New York Immigration Coalition, New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Immigrant Defense Project would like to invite your members to a training on submitting prosecutorial discretion applications. This training is … Read more »

Know-Your-Rights Workshops on “Secure Communities”

IDP and Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, in coordination with the New York Immigration coalition, are conducting Know-Your-Rights workshops throughout New York on S-Comm and similar programs. We’ll also be doing a Train-the-Trainers curriculum for interested workshop participants. For more information, contact Lili Salmeron at [email protected]