Navigating the U.S. Immigration System for Immigrant Youth

(241 Ratings)

Produced on: September 29, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by

Categories:

Course Description

Time 90 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

There are a number of special issues that practitioners should be aware of when working with immigrant youth, as they are often overlooked. In this program, attorneys Matthew Blaisdell and Rebecca McBride discuss topics that impact young immigrants, ranging from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to VAWA. They provide both an overview of issues involving forms of immigration relief available to immigrant youth, as well as issues that often arise in the representation of immigrant youth.  

 

Learning Objectives:

I.     Obtain a basic understanding of this area of immigration practice 

II.    Note policy issues affecting this population

III.   Identify ongoing problems and challenges in representing immigrant youth

IV.   Recognize ways to combat these issues

Faculty

Matthew Blaisdell

Matthew Blaisdell, Esq.

Matthew Blaisdell is an attorney Brooklyn, New York, with full concentration in immigration law. He is the a former Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Consumer Protection and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and current Chair of AILA’s Consumer Protection Rapid Response Team. He frequently writes and presents on the topic of consumer protection and immigration fraud, and he has provided testimony to several cities considering legislation to protect immigrant consumers.

He also regularly provides trainings and lectures on topics related to attorney ethics, practice management, prosecutorial discretion and advocating before various government agencies, immigration legislation and policies, constitutional issues, immigration options for youth and unaccompanied minors, LGBTQ immigration issues, immigration consequences of criminal activity, humanitarian forms of relief, and non-immigrant visas.

He received his juris doctor, as well as an LL.M in environmental law, from Pace Law School, and is a graduate of the New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute (NYCELLI).

Rebecca McBride

Atlas: DIY

Becky McBride is the Director of Legal Services for Atlas: DIY, where she is responsible for overseeing the organization’s “Strengthening Nontraditional Immigrant Families” project. She represents immigrant youth in their cases for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, T-nonimmigrant status, and U-nonimmigrant status, and also provides Know Your Rights trainings to immigrant youth and their parents throughout New York City. Previously, Rebecca served as Atlas’s Supervising Staff Attorney. Fluent in Spanish, Becky has worked on over 300 cases involving immigrants in New York City. She regularly appears in family court throughout the five boroughs, and in New York Immigration Court. Since graduating from Brooklyn Law School in 2013, Becky has worked almost exclusively with immigrant youth, including Central American asylum seekers at Central American Legal Assistance, as SIJS and DACA eligible youth at The Door Legal Services Center.

Reviews

TL
Todd L.

Very good

AB
Adria B.

Very informative. Well done!

RS
Raquel S.

really enjoyed the 2 person presentation as opposed just the one presenter

HS
Harlan S.

Timely and authoritative

JH
Jennifer L. H.

Excellent, informative, caring of the clients. Speaker and moderator very knowledgeable and presented informative down to earth way. Good overview, neither too detailed nor sparse.

AR
Ashlee R.

great cle

Load More

$89

$ 89 Immigration Law and Public Interest Law In Stock

Accreditation

Get Unlimited Access to Lawline Courses

Unlimited CLE Subscription gives you access to take almost any course from our catalog and earn as much CLE credit as you need.