The Ins and Outs of the Categorical Approach: Criminal Immigration and Why it Matters for Every Immigration Case

The Ins and Outs of the Categorical Approach: Criminal Immigration and Why it Matters for Every Immigration Case

The Ins and Outs of the Categorical Approach: Criminal Immigration and Why it Matters for Every Immigration Case (Seminar Recording - No CLE)
Special Member Price: $59
Live Event Date: 02/16/2024
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. No

Join our expert faculty members for this intermediate-level seminar, as they address the foundations of criminal removability and the categorical and modified categorical approaches. The panelists will also discuss practical strategies for handling ambiguous and complex cases, understanding the consequences of conviction, and deciding when to step away from a case.

Featured Topics:

  • What is considered a conviction for immigration purposes?
  • “OK, it is a conviction: Now what?” Utilizing the categorial approach on the statute of conviction
  • The statute of conviction is divisible: analyzing the record of conviction
  • Crimes that trigger a noncitizen’s removability
  • Looking beyond the record of conviction
    • Circumstance-specific test
    • Realistic probability test
  • Overview of consequences and why it matters
    • Crimes and asylum, cancellation, waivers, inadmissibility grounds
  • Realistic expectations for attorneys and their clients

AILA Membership Benefit – Access to Free Seminar Recordings
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Annelise Maia Jatoba de Araujo (DL), AILA Removal Defense Section Steering Committee Chair/EOIR Liaison Committee, Boston, MA
Annelise Araujo is the founder of Araujo & Fisher, LLC, in Boston. She serves as the Chair of AILA National’s Removal Defense Section and as a liaison on the EOIR National committee. She is a past chair of the AILA’s NE chapter. She has appeared before several Circuit Courts of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, EOIR, the BIA and the USCIS. She was named a Boston Magazine Top Lawyer for 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Khaled Alrabe, Berkeley, CA
Khaled Alrabe is a Senior Staff Attorney at the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG). He focuses on litigation and technical assistance on matters related to the immigration consequences of crimes, terrorism-related inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and due process in immigration proceedings. Khaled was a law fellow at NIPNLG in 2015-2016 and holds a JD from Georgetown University and a BA from Harvard College.

Helen Parsonage, Winston Salem, NC
Helen Parsonage focuses on helping individuals navigate the maze of rules, procedures and processes created by the USCIS and those facing criminal charges or deportation. She represents clients facing criminal charges in both state and federal court. She is a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel of attorneys in the Middle District of North Carolina, and is admitted to practice before the Eastern, Middle and Western District Federal Courts as well as the Fourth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.