World Relief Immigrant Legal Services Technical Unit is pleased to offer an intensive, 40 hour immigration law training in conjunction with the Church of the Nazarene at The Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION BELOW, WHICH SETS FORTH WHO QUALIFIES FOR THIS TRAINING.
The training will be conducted using the curriculum of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). This course will help to provide the necessary training component for individuals who wish to apply for accreditation from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). BIA accreditation allows non-attorneys working at non-profit organizations to practice immigration law. The course will touch on all areas of immigration law and practice focusing on topics most relevant to those serving and representing low-income immigrants.
Due to the requirements of the accreditation application process, we recommend that only individuals with U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residence, or other long-term presence (including DACA) apply for this training. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Bankard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional requirements for applying for Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recognition and accreditation will be discussed during the training week. Participants who pass the take-home test will receive a certificate of completion from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), the authors of the training curriculum. This will help participants in the process of obtaining BIA accreditation.
Location: The training will take place at:
Nazarene Theological Seminary
1700 E. Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64131
Cost: Tuition for this training is $765.00 per non-proft staff and $865.00 per private legal pressional. The tuition price includes the cost of the books used for this course (described below). All students are still responsible for the cost of travel and accomodations.
In order to simplify the registration process, there is not a separate application procedure. However, the organizers retain the right to exclude from the training anyone whose intent and/or conduct appear to be contrary to the purposes of the training, and/or who interferes with a positive learning environment. Be prepared to provide additional information or 501(c)(3) designation letter upon request. Exclusion from the training may occur at any time from registration through the end of the training. Appropriate refunds, if applicable, will be made.
Books:The books used for this course are "A Guide for Immigration Advocates" published by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. We are able to purchase the books at a discounted price of $270 (shipping included). Upon arrival at the training, each student will receive a hardcopy of the books (two volumes) and a pdf version as well.
Accomodations: Please feel free to check out the following when considering your lodging:
- The King Conference Center is located on the campus of Nazarene Theological Seminaryand has guest rooms available to purchase.
- The Best Western Plus is located about 15 minutes away from the training site.