In light of the recent discussions on immigratioin, here is news about two unique training opportunities revolving around that issue.
1. Workshop on Holds and Detention of Undocumented Immigrants
Trainer: Becca O’Neill, B.S.W, J.D. , O’Neill Immigration Law, LLC
Date: February 3, 2011 (Registration deadline: January 28, 2011)
Description: What happens when an undocumented person is arrested, and placed on an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) hold? If that individual is taken into ICE custody, where will they be held and how can their family, attorney, or other advocate secure their release? This training session focuses on the rights of undocumented immigrants who are arrested and placed on ICE holds, and how their advocates can best assist them. This training also addresses several of the key problem areas, such as access undocumented immigrants have to attorneys once in detention, so-called “stipulation agreements,” and the human rights implications of our immigration policies with respect to the undocumented population.
CEU Accreditation: Social Work, CLEs (pending)
Location: KDVA Training Center, 111 Darby Shire Circle, Frankfort, KY 40602
2. Training for Spanish-speaking lay leaders, with all classes held in Spanish
The Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville has begun an 18-month training program for lay leaders of congregations who study and conduct their ministry in Spanish. No potential student will be turned away because of his or her immigration status. The contact person is David Sawyer, and further information is available at this web link: http://www.lpts.edu/lifelong-learning as well as in this news story: http://www.pcusa.org/news/2011/1/6/reflecting-reality