VISTA 2000 & 2100 :
Module 2 — Certificate in Immigrant Advocacy

Students in this course will learn to conduct a thorough intake interview with a potential client, including drafting a thorough new client intake form to use to gather facts from clients during interviews; assess a client's case for eligibility for various immigration benefits; analyze new areas of the law to determine the elements that need to be proven; plan an immigration case; conduct legal research; establish eligibility for an immigration benefit including gathering facts and evidence to support the elements of the immigration benefit; prepare an application and supporting evidence for submission to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); maintain an office case file for a client (professional development); draft persuasive professional documents (applications, declarations, cover/argument letter); Engage in self- and communal- care; compile an application to become a DOJ partially accredited representative; (professional development); practice ethical service and advocacy for a client.



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Clock Hours 140

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Military Price

Students who are active duty personnel, veterans, spouses and dependents will receive a 15% tuition reduction on each course upon verification of military and discharge status, if applicable.
Courses not offered as part of a program may not be eligible for VA military tuition assistance benefit. Students should check with their military benefits representative for more information.