Immigration Detention and Bond Hearings

Training 11: Immigration Detention and Bond Hearings

In this one day training we will explore the complex legal framework of Immigration Detention and Bond Hearings. We will be researching and strategizing actual cases, as well as preparing the pleadings and assembling the supporting documents together.

8:00 am – 8:15am Welcome, Introduction and Goals

8:15 am- 9:45 am: Immigration Detention and Bond Hearings

  • Overview and Executive Summary of the program
  • Political considerations
  • ICE Detention and Immigration Court
  • How to manage changes of venue and family expectations
  • Mandatory detention
  • Working with criminal attorneys
  • Understanding the notice to appear and service of process on aliens
  • Habeas Corpus petitions for unlawful detention, challenges with local sheriffs, and the “48 hour rule”
  • Strategies to avoid reinstatements of prior removal
  • Preparing successful motions to reopen and required grounds to reopen prior removals
  • Motions to suppress evidence in bond hearing – when to do it and when not to do it

9:45 am – 10:00 am MORNING BREAK

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Substantive and Procedural Law of the Immigration Detention and Bond

  • Kurzban
  • INA
  • EOIR
  • US Department of Homeland Security Office of the Chief Counsel
  • US ICE

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Needs Assessments, Legal Fees and Contracts

  • Legal Ethics – Model Rule 1.5: Appropriate Fees for Legal Services in Business Immigration Law
  • Lead Generation, Lead Conversion and Client Fulfillment
  • Questionnaire and Document Review

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm AFTERNOON BREAK

3:15 pm – 5:15 pm Preparing and Filing for bond with ICE and Immigration Court

  • Preparing briefs and documents
  • Assembly, filing and Attorney Cover Letter
  • Approvals, Denials and Appeals/Writs

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm: Implementing the new practice area

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Coaching/Mentoring

5:30 pm Conclusion of Program