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Immigration 101: The Basics of Immigration Law and Practice

Course Code: 8627X

Dates: December 7-14, 2022

Meets: Two Wed., 6:30-8:30PM Begins 12/07 (MT)

Location: Colorado Free University in Lowry.

Non-Member: $56.00

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We have all heard the questions: Why don't "they" just come legally? Why don't "they" get in line and wait their turn? My grandparents came legally and it was easy. Why is there such a shortage of high tech workers in the U.S.? If the kids are US citizens, why can't the parents stay here? She's a veteran of the U.S. military, how can she be deported? If she marries a U.S. citizen, doesn't she just become a citizen? How and why was there a rush to evacuate so many Afghans in August 2021? And how about all those foreign hockey and baseball and soccer players: how did they get to the U.S.?<br>U.S. immigration law has often been compared with tax law in its complexity. It has developed over the last 200 years with a hodge-podge of statutes, regulations, executive orders and court cases. When an immigration case hits the media, it is rarely explained within the context of the larger picture. The purpose of this 2-part course will be to teach the basic structure of our immigration system: Who is a citizen? What is a "green card"? How does a person come to the U.S. legally, and what happens if they come illegally? We will examine how a foreign relative can come to the U.S., and how an employer can bring in a foreign worker.We will look at how someone can come as a refugee or apply for asylum. We will examine what works and what doesn't in this complex system and talk about some of the large and small changes that could bring more humanity and logic to all of these processes.<br>Nancy Elkind is a retired lawyer who limited her practice to immigration law for more than 35 years. Her practice covered all aspects of immigration law including family-based cases, asylum, removal, consular processing and employment-based cases. With a master's degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, and earned her J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She was admitted to practice in Colorado, and before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fee: $56.00

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Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-Member$ 56.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Member$ 44.00

Colorado Free University in Lowry.

CFU is at 7653 E 1st Pl. Denver, CO 80230 (NE corner of Red Cross Way & 1st Pl). From 1st Ave and Quebec St, head east on 1st Ave to the stop sign at Roslyn St. Make a left on Roslyn and then a quick right on 1st Pl, heading east 2.5 blocks (past Red Cross Way) as the parking lot is on the east side of the building. Turn left into the parking lot, once in the lot we are on your left in the 2-story light tan brick building with red tiled roof. If you hit Spruce Street you've gone too far.
Date Day Time Location
12/07/2022Wednesday6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Colorado Free University in Lowry.
12/14/2022Wednesday6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Colorado Free University in Lowry.


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