CLE Programs

Immigration Basics: EWIs, Overstays, and NTAs

Co-Sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association
The U.S. Immigration system is complex, confusing, and often overwhelming to lawyers and clients alike. This program will discuss the basics of immigration law such as the legal difference between entering the U.S. without inspection (EWI) and overstaying a visa. We will look at a sample Notice to Appear, and discuss what you need to know if your client is detained in federal immigration custody. A portion of the program will focus on what criminal defense attorneys need to know if their non-citizen clients are charged with a crime. Finally, we will review various business immigration visas and options for employment-based immigration
Whether you are new to immigration law or want to learn more, this program will focus on practical tips that will
prepare you if you represent non-citizen clients.

Specific topics include:

• What to do if a potential client calls you with an immigration question
• What you need to know before you appear in immigration court
• What is a Notice to Appear (NTA) and why is it so important
• The legal difference between entering the U.S. without inspection (EWI) and overstaying a visa
• A summary of the various employment-based immigration visas


Emily Amara Gordon, Esq., program chair
Amara Immigration Law LLC, Brookline

Joseph Curran, Esq.
Curran & Berger, Northampton

Sponsoring Sections:

Immigration Section

Law Practice Management Section

Young Lawyers Division

The Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section

Criminal Justice Section

Labor & Employment Section

Date:Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Time:4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Western New England University School of Law
Conference Room
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA, 01119
MBA Paralegals$0.00
MBA Law Students$0.00
MBA New Admittee$0.00
MBA Member$0.00

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