In the 1990s,
PEOA (Polygraph Examiners Of America)
pioneered the use of 'webinars':
interactive training via the Internet
amongst the polygraph profession.
Such interactive --and free-- round-table discussions
continue in 2011, different topics each month.
Some of these interactive forums continue for several days;
members have the choice to either
quietly observe or to jump in and participate.
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The current on-line Continuing Education
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'webinar' available to PEOA forum members:
Using An Interpreter for Polygraph Examinations
Participating Members Only; no fee!
Using published Federal guidelines; this is split
up into several daily postings throughout this month.
Last three on-line CE topics:
---Polygraphing incarcerated persons
---Objective Scoring System 3
---Polygraphing amputees & pregnant persons
FREE to PEOA members.
FREE two-day in-person Polygraph Workshop:
1: CE Polygraph Fundamentals Skills Update Workshop
2: CE Immigration Polygraph basics workshop
January 14-15, 2011 in Van Nuys CA
Need spelling of your name in advance
for your Continuing Education certificates.
Participating PEOA Members Only; no fee!
Next 2011 Immigration Polygraph Seminars
(basics and advanced combined)
in-person schedule to be posted here soon.
2011 Immigration Polygraph
in-person seminar copyrighted
material handouts typically include:
Polygraph for Immigration / Asylum / Refugee applicants
Information on the US Asylum Program
Asylum polygraph information
Acronyms involved with
(Know what these initials stand for, or risk looking
uninformed when dealing with immigration attorneys!)
The US Government’s definition of Asylum
The required elements of Asylum
What determines a ‘Well-Founded Fear’?
What is ‘Persecution’?
The REAL ID Act of 2005
The REAL ID Act of 2005:
“ . . . . may require other evidence to
corroborate otherwise credible testimony”
Key laws involving Asylum
What is a ‘Merits Hearing’?
Definition of Marriage Immigration Fraud
Sample: an actual Asylum Hearing appointment letter
Affidavit of Support (19 pages)
VAWA: Violence Against Women Act
(increasingly involved in immigration matters)
Websites of government agencies
connected to immigration/asylum
Definition of Amnesty
The major sources of evidence
Definition of ‘Expert Witness’
Testifying in court as a Polygraph Expert
Other types of Immigration-related hearings
Glossary of Immigration terms
More asylum polygraph information
Bars to Asylum
if any of these apply to an applicant,
asylum will not be granted)
A potential bar to asylum,
and how to deal with it:
If applicant was a member of
the military in his homeland.
(As a military member, he may be
considered to be a ‘persecutor’ himself)
IRCA: Immigration Reform and Control Act
LIFE: Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act
News story, misconduct and wrongly deporting/denying
Typical technique used, asylum polygraph examination
Report example, asylum polygraph examination
declaration, under penalty of perjury
(when submitting a polygraph report into court evidence;
often done on ‘pleading –numbered- paper’)
Sample sheet: pleading paper
(you can photocopy)
News story involving immigration and polygraph
website of an Immigration/Asylum polygraph specialist
Using an Interpreter
Using an Interpreter
(additional Federal training)
Federal Rules of Evidence
(Article VII: Opinions and Expert Testimony)
Federal Rule of Evidence 702
(Testimony by Experts: qualified by knowledge,
skill, experience, training, or education)
(build your library)
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