NYIC and NYS Dept of State Office of New Americans Present: Immigration Law Training in Buffalo

The New York Immigration Coalition in collaboration with The New York State Department of State Office for New Americans Presents Two-Day Immigration Law Training Schedule Free for all ONA groups and non-attorney staff of non-profit agencies.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 & Wednesday, September 3, 2014
All trainings will be held at the Catholic Charities Immigration & Refugee Assistance Program 20 Herkimer Street, Buffalo, NY 14213

Tuesday September 2, 2014

8:30AM – 10:20 AM:  How to Obtain BIA Recognition for Your Agency and Become an Accredited Representative (No CLE)
Instructor: TBA
In this training, we will cover in detail the requirements for obtaining Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Recognition for your non-profit agency so that it may provide immigration legal services through Accredited Representatives. We also will cover the requirements for obtaining accreditation for individual non-attorney employees of recognized agencies.

10:30AM – 12:30PM Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – Initial and Renewal Applications (2 CLE*)
Instructor: Karen Andolina Scott, Esq., Managing Attorney of Journey’s End Refugee Services
This training will cover the basic eligibility requirements for initial and renewal applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as well as walk through filling out the Form I-821D, Form I-765, and Form I-765WS.  The training will also discuss the potential documentation to include with a request packet.

01:30PM – 05:30PM Hot Topics in Immigration Law (4 CLE*)
Instructor: Jamie Maddalena of Fiegel Maddalena Law. 
This training provides an overview of basic concepts in immigration law, including immigrant and non-immigrant visa categories, adjustment of status, consular processing, and citizenship.  It will also address current trends in interpretation and processing of the most common types of applications. No prior knowledge of immigration law is required.

Wednesday September 3, 2014

08:30AM – 10:20AM: Naturalization and Citizenship (2 CLE*)
Instructor: TBA
This training will cover basic topics relating to naturalization and citizenship. Topics will include acquisition and derivation of citizenship, eligibility for naturalization, impediments and bars to naturalization, practice and procedure authorization and practical issues when dealing with foster-care caseworkers, Administration for Children’s Services, and family-court law guardians.

10:30AM – 12:30PM Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity (2 CLE*)
Instructor: Sophie Feal, Supervising Immigration Attorney of Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc.
This training will review the various immigration law issues faced by non-citizens who have been convicted or accused of criminal conduct. The training will cover the criminal bars and waivers for noncitizens seeking lawful permanent residence or other lawful status, criminal grounds of removal and waivers applicable to lawful permanent residents, and good moral character bars and deportation risks for lawful permanent residents with criminal records who are pursuing naturalization. It will also touch on detention issues and intake strategies.

03:30PM – 05:30PM USCIS Field Office Visit (No CLE)

To register, click here.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (“VLA”) is looking for attorneys to provide pro bono services to artists and non-profit organizations. VLA serves low income and indigent artists and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in every imaginable discipline. For example, theater, dance, fashion, the visual arts, performance, music, journalism, crafts, textiles, architecture, film, design, literature, and poetry are only a few of the artistic disciplines we service. Whether artists are looking to start a nonprofit dance company, copyright their manuscript or produce an independent film, VLA is available to assist them. If you are interested, please contact Josephina Tapia at [email protected].

From Project by Project (PbP): Spring Fling at Barn Joo

Spring Fling at Barn Joo with PbP!

Sweep away those Winter blues, Spring is just around the corner! Celebrate with us at our Spring Fling happy hour at Barn Joo in the Flatiron district. If you missed our Open House in January, here’s another chance to learn how you can get involved in our non-profit organization. We still have available Steering Committee positions in our Fundraising and Marketing teams. You can apply online at http://www.projectbyproject.org/apply-for-a-committee or come to Spring Fling for more information.

When: Thursday, March 27, 2014
6:00-9:00 PM
 

Where: Barn Joo

893 Broadway
Between 19th and 20th Streets

New York, NY 10003

 
$10 suggested donation.

Come enjoy Barn Joo’s extended happy hour specials until 8pm with PbP! Barn Joo was a participating restaurant at Plate by Plate 2013 and hosts fantastic daily happy hour options.

$1 OYSTER HAPPY HOUR

*Minimum half dozen to order.

4-5-6-7 DEAL

Draft Beers $4

Red/White House Wine $5

White Sangria $6

Specialty Cocktails $7

FOOD

BJ Wings (Soy Garlic, Hot & Spicy, Salt & Pepper) $7

Fried Oyster $7

Crispy Calamari $7

Whelk Mesclun $7

Roasted Mushroom $5

2014 KALCA Summer College Internship Program

The KALCA Summer College Internship Program, now entering its 14th year, is a unique opportunity for college students and recent graduates of Asian descent with demonstrated leadership potential to gain practical, hands-on exposure to government, politics and non-profit advocacy. Interns will earn a stipend of $3,000 by participating and successfully completing the program. Applications are due by March 21, 2014.
 
Interns are placed in leading government offices, nonprofit organizations, and political campaigns in New York City. In addition to full-time assignments, interns take individualized leadership development courses, meet government and civic leaders, explore community and cultural issues, and seek career advice from professionals in a wide range of public service vocations. Mentorship activities and cultural outings round out the program. 
 
The program will run from the beginning of June, 2014 to the beginning of August, 2014. To be eligible, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident and a rising sophomore, junior or senior at an accredited university or will have received their Bachelors in Spring 2014. Finalists must be able to attend in-person interviews in New York City.
 
Please visit www.kalca.org to access the program overview and the application checklist. For further information, please contact Jeong Bae, Executive Director, at [email protected] or 212.633.2000.
 
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About Korean American League for Civic Action
Korean American League for Civic Action is dedicated to promoting the civic participation of Korean Americans and Asian Pacific Americans. KALCA furthers its mission by investing in leaders with talent and passion to serve the public; educating community members about their rights, duties and responsibilities as American citizens; and providing information about current events of interest to the community.