and Webinars

In the 1990s,
thePIgroup (
pioneered the use of online investigative
interactive training and 'webinars':
interactive training via the Internet
amongst the investigative professions.

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.

Also very popular is online training and simulated practice license test question sessions
for the California Private Investigator, PPO, and Repossession Agency license examinations,
simulating a computer testing environment and the time limitations to answer.

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The current on-line Continuing Education
'webinar' available to members of thePIgroup:

'Pretexting-- when is it not OK?'
(GLB Act, CFIPA, and more)

Participating Members Only; no fee!

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Last three on-line CE topics:
---Locating Assets
---'Secret' and little-known sources and techniques

For our polygraph members:

FREE two-day in-person 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.

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
Immigration/Asylum/Refugee matters
(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:
Corroborating Evidence
“ . . . . 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

Amnesty information

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
(no exceptions:
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
(Federal training)

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)

Immigration/Asylum textbooks
(build your library)

and more!

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