Center Events

November 13, 2019

  • 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

    On November 12th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hold oral arguments in the historic legal battle over President Trump’s effort to terminate the DACA program, which provides crucial protections and opportunities to hundreds of thousands of non-citizens.

November 1, 2019

  • 8:30 am
    7.0 Standard CLE credits have been requested. Event Code #280765

    Efforts to deport and punish immigrants and asylum seekers intensify every month. In these trying times, advocates around the country are challenging injustice at all levels.

August 15, 2019

  • 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    An informal time to reflect with other Human Rights Defender Project court observers

    Join us to:

     debrief on your experiences

     ask questions

     bring observation forms and discuss cases

     reflect on what constitutes justice and fairness in immigration court

April 29, 2019

  • 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    1.25 Standard CLE credits have been requested; Event Code #271971

    This CLE will analyze the proposed federal rule that seeks to expand the scope of the “public charge” grounds for inadmissibility to the United States. The presenters will review the history of the public charge exception and the way it would be changed by the proposed rule, and also provide an update on any final rule that may have been promulgated...

April 18, 2019

  • 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    1.25 Standard CLE credits have been requested, Event Code #271968

    A conviction related to a controlled substance offense as defined in the INA can trigger removal proceedings and bar relief from removal. This CLE will discuss the framework for determining when a state conviction is related to a controlled substance offense as defined in the INA and offer suggestions on using the framework to challenge grounds of ...

April 4, 2019

  • 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
    1.25 Standard CLE credits have been requested; Event Code #271414

    A conviction deemed to be “a particularly serious crime” is a bar to a grant of asylum and withholding of removal. This CLE will discuss the framework for determining when a crime is particularly serious and provide arguments to challenge the particularly serious designation.

February 13, 2019

  • 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    Please join The Advocates for Human Rights, Robins Kaplan and the James H. Binger Center for New Americans for our annual volunteer round table. Come hear updates about the program, meet fellow volunteers, and share your own volunteer perspective.

    Refreshments will be provided.

February 12, 2019

  • 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

    Please join The Advocates for Human Rights and the James H. Binger Center for New Americans at this training to learn how to enter court observation data into our database. Thanks to the robust interest in the program, our questionnaire submissions have overwhelmed our capacity, and we have a goal to end the backlog by February 21, 2019!

January 24, 2019

  • 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    2.0 CLE credits have been requested

    Please join The Advocates for Human Rights, Robins Kaplan LLP, and the Binger Center for New Americans for a free bond training CLE. If you have no prior experience with immigration bond hearings and are interested in participating in our Bond Project, this training will provide an introduction on immigration bond proceedings and how to handle a...

November 29, 2018

  • 10:30 am to 11:30 am

    The James H. Binger Center for New Americans is partnering with the University of Minnesota Immigration Response Team to host a form explaining the Trump Administration’s proposed Public Charge Rule and how to participate in the rulemaking process.

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