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Understanding Unlawful Presence Bars Under INA §§ 212(a)(9)(B) and 212(a)(9)(C)

Thursday, November 15

  • By: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Online (Webinar)
    San Francisco, CA
  • Contact:
    Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
    (415) 255-9499 ext. 725
  • Website:

This advanced webinar will analyze and compare the unlawful presence bars in INA §§ 212(a)(9)(B) and 212(a)(9)(C) in detail, demonstrating when they apply, what waivers are available and what exceptions exist pursuant to CIS policy. We'll also touch on the application of 212(a)(9)(C) to those with prior removal orders, and discuss the relationship between 212(a)(9)(C) and reinstatement of removal under INA § 241(a)(5). Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of these statutes and be better able to analyze clients' cases, and avoid common pitfalls.


Nora Privitera, ILRC Special Projects Attorney & Lead Staff Attorney, Attorney of the Day (AOD) Consultation Service
Nora is the author of ILRC's most popular publication, Hardship in Immigration Law: How to Prepare a Winning Case in Waiver and Cancellation of Removal Cases, and Remedies and Strategies for Permanent Resident Clients.

Lourdes Martinez, ILRC Staff Attorney
Before joining ILRC, Lourdes worked as an immigration attorney at the Tahirih Justice Center in the DC metropolitan area, where she represented immigrant women and girls survivors of gender-based violence on immigration matters. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Rice University and her Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, where she was awarded the JB & Maurice Shapiro Public Service Fellowship for her dedication to public interest law. While in law school, she worked on international human rights litigation involving cases from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean both, with the International Human Rights Clinic at GWU and as a law clerk with the Center for Justice and International Law in San Jose, Costa Rica.


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