Selected Issues in Inadmissibility

April 9 – 30, 2024 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE: 1.5 per webinar

How do you determine whether your client is inadmissible? This four-part webinar series provides an in-depth examination of some of the most common grounds of inadmissibility. We will explore the following topics: fraud and false claims to citizenship, smuggling, unlawful presence and other immigration violations, crimes, health-based grounds, public charge, and national security grounds. In analyzing how these grounds are defined and interpreted, presenters will review when clients might fall into a statutory exception and when a particular inadmissibility ground can be waived. We will also offer basic tips on how to apply for the different types of waivers. Presenters will use case examples and hypothetical situations to demonstrate how to screen for inadmissibility and assess waiver eligibility 

NOTE: Access to recordings of the webinars is included with your purchase of the four-part webinar series. Your access will be available until May 30.  


Webinar One: Understanding Misrepresentation, False Claims to U.S. Citizenship, and Smuggling

April 9 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In this first webinar, we will discuss the INA § 212(a)(6) grounds of inadmissibility. Topics will include the types of conduct that may constitute fraud or willful misrepresentation and when your client may have made false claims to U.S. citizenship. We will also discuss the smuggling ground of inadmissibility and how broadly this ground is interpreted.


Webinar Two: Understanding Unlawful Presence and Other Immigration Violations

April 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

This webinar will focus on the grounds of inadmissibility triggered by leaving the United States after accrual of unlawful presence and/or removal orders, as well as re-entering the United States unlawfully after accrual of unlawful presence and/or removal orders. INA § 212 (a)(9) covers the most common ways your client may be found inadmissible.  


Webinar Three: Understanding the Health, Public Charge, and Security-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility

April 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

This webinar will cover three important inadmissibility grounds: health-related, public charge, and security-related grounds. Some of your clients may have used drugs or been convicted of a DUI. Or they may be considered likely to become a public charge based on their age, health, family status, assets, resources, financial status, education, and skills. Presenters will provide current information, analysis, and tips related to these grounds.


Webinar Four: Understanding the Criminal Grounds of Inadmissibility

April 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

This webinar examines INA § 212(a)(2), the grounds of inadmissibility relating to criminal conduct. These include convictions or admissions of crimes involving moral turpitude, multiple criminal convictions, and drug offenses. We will cover what makes a conviction for immigration purposes, as well as how to locate and analyze immigration records. 

Additional Information

Training Timezone

This training takes place in the Eastern Time Zone.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of Attendance are only issued to participants who attend the live session(s).

CLE for Attorney Participants

CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) training. If you are a California attorney, you are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits for each live webinar. To receive MCLE credit, please provide your state bar number when you register for each live webinar. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

Type of Training

Webinar Series

Date of Event


Time of Event

02:00 pm ~ 03:30 pm

Registration Deadline

Training Prices

CLINIC Affiliates (4-Part Series) - $140
Nonprofit Agency Staff (4-part Series) - $255
Private Attorneys and Staff (4-Part Series) - $420

Eligible Grant(s) Discount

Acacia (formerly Vera) Unaccompanied Children's Program

Payment and Cancellation

Payment by credit card only. There are no refunds for registration for a single webinar or for a webinar series.