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AILC Leads Training on Responding to Denials from US Citizenship and Immigration Service

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On June 28, forty-two attorneys and DOJ accredited representatives attended a training hosted by the DePaul Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic on “Responding to Denials from US Citizenship and Immigration Service.” DePaul AILC’s Legal Resources Program partners with over thirty-two community based organizations in Chicago and Illinois and regularly provides trainings, and other services, to our partner organizations’ immigration department staff. Attendees heard from two experienced, Chicago practitioners, Kathryn Weber from Scott Pollock and Associates, P.C., and Amina Najib from Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd. Kathryn and Amina covered the reasons and law behind common denials, how to unpack those denials, and offered strategies and practice tips on how to respond and best serve clients’ interests and advance justice. Attendees then applied Kathryn and Amina’s information and strategies, working in groups to draft a response to denied naturalization application and denied application for permanent residency. Thank you to Kathryn Weber and Amina Najib for sharing your time, your knowledge and your practical experience with us!