Representing Clients in Immigration Court, 5th Ed.

Representing Clients in Immigration Court, 5th Ed.

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Release Date 10/01/18
ISBN 978-1-57370-453-3
Length 786 pages
Format Print
SKU 54-53
The fifth edition of Representing Clients in Immigration Court is full of tips, strategies, and practical advice for a successful defense case.

It includes updates related to:

  • Removal Proceedings
  • Contesting Removability
  • Noncriminal Grounds of Inadmissibility and Deportability
  • Criminal Grounds of Inadmissibility and Deportability
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Waivers of Inadmissibility and Deportability in Removal Proceedings
  • INA §212(c) and Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents
  • Cancellation of Removal for Non-Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens
  • Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection Under the Convention Against Torture
  • Voluntary Departure
  • Bond Hearings
  • Administrative Review of Removal Orders
  • Judicial Review of Removal Orders
  • Trial Skills in Immigration Court
  • Prosecutorial Discretion

Representing Clients in Immigration Court will provide you with clear and strategic guidance to help you prepare for any immigration court proceeding.

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In 1988, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) established the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) to enhance and expand delivery of legal services to low-income immigrants principally through diocesan immigration programs. CLINIC is a legally distinct 501(c)(3) organization that supports a rapidly growing network of community-based immigration programs. CLINIC’s network originally comprised 17 programs. Today, CLINIC provides vital legal resources, guidance, and support to a network of more than 330 legal, community-based and Catholic immigration programs across the country. CLINIC affiliates are in 47 states, with 1,200 attorneys and accredited representatives, who in turn assist hundreds of thousands of vulnerable and low-income immigrants each year. In addition to legal and program capacity building assistance, CLINIC conducts national-level administrative advocacy and provides state and local support to affiliates on the ground combating anti-immigrant legislation.


Lolita Brayman, DVP Staff Attorney. Brayman oversees CLINIC’s role in the L.A. Justice Fund project. Prior to joining CLINIC, Brayman worked in private immigration practice, as a public interest fellow with the Immigrant Defense Project in New York, and as an editor for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Brayman has been published in Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, Reuters, the Guardian, National Geographic, among others. Brayman received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

Bradley Jenkins, DVP Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Pro Bono Project Attorney. Jenkins has mentored attorneys on more than 438 cases before the BIA and the U.S. courts of appeal that would have otherwise proceeded pro se. Through the BIA Pro Bono Project, Jenkins is a frequent author of merits and amicus briefs before the BIA and the U.S. courts of appeal, many of which have led to important precedential decisions that further immigrants’ rights. Prior to graduating from Harvard Law School, Jenkins represented immigrant detainees as an accredited representative at the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition.

Michelle Mendez, DVP Managing Attorney. Prior to joining CLINIC, Mendez worked in the Immigration Legal Services Program at Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Washington where she began as an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by DLA Piper. Mendez has co-taught the Immigration Litigation Clinic at Catholic University Columbus School of Law, served as a Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, and currently serves as an adjunct professor with the Immigrant Right Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Mendez received her J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Rachel Naggar, DVP Remote Bond Project Attorney. Naggar previously worked as a staff attorney at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Arizona from September 2009 to May 2011 and then at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem in the Immigration Defense Practice, from June 2011 to June 2015. Thereafter, Naggar joined Glickman Turley LLP where she represented immigration and criminal cases, including federal criminal appeals. Naggar holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School.

Victoria Neilson, DVP Senior Attorney. Prior to CLINIC, Neilson worked in the Office of Chief Counsel of USCIS Refugee and Asylum Division and as the legal director of Immigration Equality. She is a contributing author to AILA's Guide to U.S. Citizenship & Naturalization Law. Neilson has also taught as an adjunct professor at CUNY School of Law and New York University School of Law. She is a graduate of CUNY School of Law and Harvard University.

Rebecca Scholtz, DVP Staff Attorney. Prior to joining CLINIC, Scholtz worked with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid's Immigration Law Project, first as a Liman Fellow and then as a staff attorney, and served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Diana Murphy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She serves as a faculty fellow at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Scholtz received her J.D. from Yale Law School.

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