Immigration Law 101

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Unitarian Society, Sojourner Truth Room, 220 Main Street, Northampton, MA
Trainers: Lauren Burke

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Class description

By now you know there “is no line” for immigrants to receive citizenship in the U.S., but do you know how it all works? Immigration law is an incredibly complicated field, even for the most informed community members, so come together in an interactive and practical workshop to learn the ins and outs of our legal system. We’ll cover the three main pathways to citizenship for those who qualify, temporary forms of relief such as DACA and TPS, and take a deeper look at humanitarian visas for survivors of abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. No matter your level of experience you’re sure to walk away with practical knowledge to inform yourself, your families, and your communities.


Trainers

burkeLauren Burke
An immigration attorney for nearly a decade, representing more than 500 immigrants in a variety of proceedings. Her past positions include Adjunct Clinical Professor at Brooklyn Law School, Legal Manager of the New York Asian Women’s Center (now Womankind), and the co-founder and Executive Director of Atlas: DIY.

Lauren spent most of 2017 traveling the country in a campervan, providing direct legal services and community trainings in resource-poor areas of the country in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.


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