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40-Hour Basic Immigration Law Training

This intensive five-day training is being conducted in collaboration with PIRC. It is designed to provide immigration case workers employed at not-for-profit agencies the foundation to gain accreditation from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and to practice before the USCIS, immigration judges, and the BIA. (The BIA now often cites successful completion of this training as a positive factor in granting accreditation.)



September 9-13, 2014 (Tuesday - Saturday)


Mennonite Central Committee Welcoming Place
21 South 12th Street
Akron, PA 17501-0500


$350 - non-profit organizations
$500 - if you work for a private law firm

This fee covers registration only. Lodging, meals and airport transportation are extra. You will also need to purchase your own course materials. Once you have been accepted into the program this information will be made available to you.

Who can attend?

Preference will be given to staff of not-for-profit agencies. (There is a limited number of spots for private attorneys or paralegals working for private law firms.)

Maximum number of students permitted

No more than 35 students will be admitted. Please register early since we have a limited number of rooms available. Most rooms will be double occupancy. There are a limited number of single rooms.


Please complete the application form first, which details your experience. If you are accepted into this training, you will receive an acceptance letter.

Applications must be received by August 8, 2014.

Once you have been accepted into the training, you must complete the registration form, to arrange lodging, meals, and transportation, along with your full payment, no later than August 22, 2014.



Application Form

Registration Form (after your application has been accepted)


Contact Info

Jared Hankee
jh [at] mcc [dot] org
(717) 859-1151 ext. 368
Fax: 717-859-3875