We will discuss the complex issues that come up in complicated U Visa cases, including how to deal with marriage fraud; what kinds of crimes might trigger a denial, revocation or deportability; how to deal with inadmissibility issues including crimes at the border, at adjustment for U nonimmigrants or at adjustment or consular processing for family members granted an I-929 approval; and more.
Sally Kinoshita, ILRC Deputy Director & Staff Attorney
Sally is the principal author of the ILRC publication entitled, The U Visa: Obtaining Immigration Status for Immigrant Victims of Crime and the co-author of the ILRC publications, The VAWA Manual: Immigration Relief for Abused Immigrants; Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for Children Under Juvenile Court Jurisdiction and Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
Maria Baldini-Potermin, Founder - Maria Baldini-Potermin & Associates, P.C.
Maria is the founder of her own firm in Chicago, IL and has been recognized nationally as a leading immigration attorney. In July 2010, Maria was the recipient of the Edith Lowenstein Award for Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). In 1999, she received the Human Rights Volunteer Award from the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. She was the recipient of two National Association for Public Interest Law Equal Justice Fellowships to work with the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota in St. Paul (1997 - 1999) and the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago (1999 - 2001). Maria previously spent four years working with detained noncitizens on the Texas-Mexico border at the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR), including two years as an accredited representative and served as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School's Immigration Law Clinic from 1997 to 1999.