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Foundations of Immigration Law: A Modest Means Project Series Seminar

Total Credits: 2 CLE

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Modest Means Foundations of Justice Series |  Immigration Law
Maurice H Goldman |  Ray Anthony Ybarra Maldonado
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Sep 11, 2023


This course covers the basics of immigration law, including:

  • Types of Cases, including Deportation/Removal Cases
  • Forms of Relief
  • Tips for Initial Client Consultation
  • Important Terminology/Documents
  • Immigrant & Non-Immigrant Visas
  • Forms
  • Red Flags

This is an essential seminar for those new to the Modest Means program and to practicing Immigration Law.


Maurice "Mo" Goldman, Goldman & Goldman PC
Ray Anthony Ybarra Maldonado, Ybarra Maldonado Law Group (YMLG)


The Modest Means Project provides low-cost legal assistance to people who cannot afford the expertise of attorneys at standard rates, but who do not qualify for free legal services due to income qualifications or other restrictions. For more information about the program, and to volunteer, visit

Current Modest Means Project Volunteers: Contact Fabiola Perez at to receive your coupon code for 50% off registration.

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Maurice Goldman works in Tucson, Arizona at Goldman & Goldman, P.C. He holds a J.D./M.B.A. from Hofstra University. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in journalism. His law practice is focused only on immigration-related matters including employment-based, family-based, asylum, removal defense and other humanitarian-based immigration issues. Mr. Goldman has served on multiple national American Immigration Lawyers Association's (AILA) committees. He's a recipient of the 2010 AILA Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award and the 2018 Randy Tunac Courage in Immigration Award. Mo previously served as the AILA Arizona chapter chair. He was previously a trustee to the American Immigration Council (AIC) and sat on the boards of the ASISTA, Border Action Network and Immigrants List.

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RAY A. YBARRA MALDONADO is a human rights activist, author, filmmaker, and public speaker. Ybarra Maldonado has written about and given numerous talks on vigilantism, the militarization of the border and the growing immigrant’s rights movement at numerous universities including Stanford, Harvard, University of California at Berkeley, and the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and to community groups from Washington to Iowa. In addition to receiving awards for his commitment to social justice, Ybarra Maldonado has testified in front of local and state bodies as well as having his work quoted at the United Nations. Ybarra Maldonado is frequently quoted in both the national and international media and his work has been profiled in the Intelligence Report, Stanford Lawyer, and in a documentary that premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, entitled “Crossing Arizona.” Ybarra Maldonado spent a year volunteering at a migrant center in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico and in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico assisting with cleaning, preparing food, and conducting human rights discussions amongst the migrants. “Human beings like all other animals should not be restrained by prisons, cages, or borders.”
Ybarra Maldonado was awarded an athletic scholarship to play baseball at Cochise Community College in Douglas, AZ and later graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University in 2002 with a degree in Religious Studies and from Stanford Law School in 2007. He has previously worked for United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and was a proud public defender in Cochise County and with the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Tucson, AZ. He currently teaches Evidence at ASU Law School while leading YMA Law Group in the areas of Criminal Defense, Immigration, and Personal Injury.



Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 16


Yvonne Y

"Excellent summary of statutes, policies and procedures from a broad area of law. Also very encouraging for lawyers who want to try practicing immigration as a volunteer. The materials in the handout were excellent, and allow you to go online and get the forms and resources. "

David H

"presenters very knowledgeable"

Stanley K

"Very knowledgeable presenters who provided a very helpful overview of the immigration system"

Pamela C

"Informative and organized presentation. Lots of helpful information and tips."

Belinda B

"complicated subject handled concisely and clearly "

Michele E

"very knowledgeable and interesting topic"

Jeff E

"Clear presenters with great information and good "back stories" to help bring the topic to life"

Kathryn A

"Thoroughly knowledgeable presenters and clear and concise materials"

Monica M

"Experienced, thoughtful and empathetic speakers"

Carolyn K

"substantive and coherent thank you"