IJA International Judicial Academy

2014 Embassy Forum: U.S. Immigration Law and Policy

Current plans are that the seminar will focus on the following subjects:

1. Basic immigration law in the United States – principles and practices
Brief history of immigration in the United States
Overview of immigration system – basic principles, content of immigration law, immigration practice and procedure

2. Structure and function of Immigration and Naturalization Service and immigration courts and judges
Types of visas – non immigrant and immigrant categories
Inadmissibility and removal grounds and procedures
Asylum and relief

3. Current issues in immigration
Ethical issues
Political issues – controversies in Congress and individual states
Probabilities of immigration reform and content of reform proposals
The program will also include coffee breaks, and lunch buffet.


Email Maria Chhabria at mchhabria@ijaworld.org with the following information:
Names of each attendee and position in Embassy
Name of the Embassy
Contact information
Fee: $75 per person - includes seminar materials, buffet lunch, and coffee breaks
Payment: Checks or cash (cash should not be mailed), Checks should be made payable to:
International Judicial Academy and mailed to: Suite M-100, 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007

For questions or inquiries call 202 247 6006, Ext. 134 or send an email to Maria Chhabria at mchhabria@ijaworld.org.