Immigration Court: Challenging the Notice to Appear and Taking Pleadings (3-24-23)

This immigration court training covers procedural objections, including challenging a defective Notice to Appear, contesting alienage, and seeking termination. It also discusses practical factors for arguing these objections and preserving them for appeal. This is suitable for beginner and intermediate advocates and focuses on Second Circuit law.

  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 2.00
  • Format
    On-Demand/Recorded - Audio/Video File
  • Practice Area(s)
  • Price: $0
  • Materials
    Contains 4 training item(s)

About the Faculty

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    Rex Chen (Speaker)

    Rex Chen (he/him) is the Immigration Director for Legal Services NYC.  He is a national expert on suppression motions in immigration court and runs a secret listserv on it.  He co-authored a 2015 Vera Institute advisory on termination motions for immigrant children.  He is Taiwanese-American and made an activist video to help an immigrant wrongly convicted of murder.  He had a chance to work with activists Yuri Kochiyama and Kazu Iijima.  While at Catholic Charities of Newark, he won a Third Circuit appeal involving the interplay between a United Nations Convention and immigration law.
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    Stephanie Cordero (Speaker)

    Stephanie Cordero (she/her) is the Director of the Immigrants’ Rights and Advocacy Project at Brooklyn Legal Services (part of Legal Services NYC). Before joining BLS in August 2021, she was a staff attorney in the Immigration Law Unit of the Legal Aid Society since 2014. As part of the inaugural class of the Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship, Stephanie represented women and children detained at the Karnes Detention Center in Texas in their credible fear interviews and reviews of credible fear determinations by the San Antonio Immigration Court. While at Legal Aid, she specialized in representing unaccompanied minors before EOIR, USCIS and New York Family Court primarily in applications for asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. She is a 2014 graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a 2012-2013 alumna of the Kathryn O’ Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic. While in law school, Stephanie completed immigration internships at the East Bay Community Law Center and Brooklyn Defender Services.  She also interned at LatinoJustice, PRLDF and with the Honorable Dora L. Irizarry of the Eastern District of New York.