How to Obtain BIA Recognition & Accreditation And Overview of Citizenship & Naturalization Law

  • Immigration

The morning session of this training will provide an overview of the requirements for obtaining Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Recognition for your non-profit agency so that it may provide immigration legal services through Accredited Representatives. We also will cover the requirements for obtaining accreditation for individual non-attorney employees of recognized agencies. There is no CLE credit for the morning session. The afternoon training will cover basic topics relating to naturalization and citizenship. Topics will include acquisition and derivation of citizenship, eligibility for naturalization, impediments and bars to naturalization, practice and procedure. Both trainings will be conducted by Pat young. of CARECEN.

Access the registration form at Island_flyer_0.pdf. Please email your registration form to Jonathan Vidal at

  • CLE Credit Comments: 4 credits in professional practice for the afternoon session.
  • Contact:
    Jonathan Vidal
    The New York Immigration Coalition