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Immigration & Public Charge: The New Rule 2020

Product ID: CA3051R6
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Produced by the Public Interest Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin in partnership with State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®

Changing criteria for grounds of inadmissibility

On February 24, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security’s new public charge rule went into effect. U.S. federal law already required individuals seeking permanent residency or legal status to prove they won’t be a burden, i.e., be “primarily dependent on the government for subsistence.” However, the revised rules expand the criteria for a public charge and implement new consequences for receipt of certain social services.

The shift in policy is causing a lot of confusion and fear, prompting even citizens and legal residents to drop public benefits.1 Immigration & Public Charge: The New Rule will provide an in-depth overview of the new rule, particularly how it’s affecting low-income individuals and their families.

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Pricing

Member $229.00

Non-Member $309.00

Credits

4 CLE, 1 EPR

Date and Time

Tuesday, June 30, 20208:30 AM - 12:35 PM CT

Add to Calendar 6/30/2020 8:30:00 AM 6/30/2020 12:35:00 PM America/Chicago Immigration & Public Charge: The New Rule 2020

Produced by the Public Interest Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin in partnership with State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®

Changing criteria for grounds of inadmissibility

On February 24, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security’s new public charge rule went into effect. U.S. federal law already required individuals seeking permanent residency or legal status to prove they won’t be a burden, i.e., be “primarily dependent on the government for subsistence.” However, the revised rules expand the criteria for a public charge and implement new consequences for receipt of certain social services.

The shift in policy is causing a lot of confusion and fear, prompting even citizens and legal residents to drop public benefits.1 Immigration & Public Charge: The New Rule will provide an in-depth overview of the new rule, particularly how it’s affecting low-income individuals and their families.

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Produced by the Public Interest Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin in partnership with State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®

Changing criteria for grounds of inadmissibility

On February 24, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security’s new public charge rule went into effect. U.S. federal law already required individuals seeking permanent residency or legal status to prove they won’t be a burden, i.e., be “primarily dependent on the government for subsistence.” However, the revised rules expand the criteria for a public charge and implement new consequences for receipt of certain social services.

The shift in policy is causing a lot of confusion and fear, prompting even citizens and legal residents to drop public benefits.1 Immigration & Public Charge: The New Rule will provide an in-depth overview of the new rule, particularly how it’s affecting low-income individuals and their families.

Read More ↓

Program Chair:

Elizabeth Stinebaugh
Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc.
Racine

Presenters:

Janice Beers
Catholic Multicultural Center
Madison

Stephanie Drum
ERI
Madison

Matthew M. Gillhouse
MMC Law LLC
Madison

Aviva Meridian Kaiser
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

Megan L. Sprecher
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin
Madison

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Welcome Remarks

Elizabeth Stinebaugh

8:35 a.m. : Public Benefits and Immigrant Eligibility

Janice Beers, Stephanie Drum

9:50 a.m. : The New Public Charge Rule

Matthew M. Gillhouse, Megan L. Sprecher

11:05 a.m. : Break

11:20 a.m. : Update from Wisconsin Collaboration on Immigrants and Public Benefits (no CLE credit)

William Parke-Sutherland

11:20 a.m. : Ethical Obligations When Advising Immigrant Clients

Aviva Meridian Kaiser

12:20 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Know the expanded criteria for a public charge
  • Identify the range of social services that could disqualify admission
  • Help clients understand their potential risk of denial under the new rule
  • Review your ethical obligations when advising immigrant clients
  • Public interest lawyers
  • Immigration attorneys
  • Civil rights lawyers

Public Interest Law Section Discount

Members of the Public Interest Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin receive discounted tuition to the May 14 webcast. Section members must log in to see the discounted tuition price.

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