During this webinar, we go step-by-step through the consular processing practice of helping U nonimmigrants travel into the United States with a U visa. This information is helpful for those assisting U principals and derivatives who may be outside the United States at the time of their U nonimmigrant approval, as well as for U nonimmigrants who travel to their home countries and now wish to return. We cover the process for obtaining the visa, in addition to how to prepare clients who want to travel. We will also talk about the latest developments for those who have approved I-929s and seek to enter.
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.
Jessica Farb, Staff Attorney at Immigration Center for Women and Children, San Francisco
Jessica began working with immigrant crime victims in 2003 as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at Casa Cornelia Law Center in San Diego. Then while pursuing her law degree in Washington D.C., she worked for the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and helped represent immigrant clients at Ayuda and Holland & Knight. In August 2008, Jessica returned to California to work at IIBA's immigrant crime victim program, through direct services, outreach, and technical assistance, and she now works at ICWC's new San Francisco office.
Catherine Ward-Seitz, Regional Immigration Coordinator for Bay Area Legal Aid
Catherine has been working in the field of immigration law since 1990, starting out as legal assistant and then a BIA Accredited Representative before her admission to the bar in December of 2001. Before joining Bay Area Legal Aid as Regional Immigration Coordinator in July of 2009, she worked at Canal Alliance, the International Institute of the East Bay, and the private immigration law firm of Simmons & Ungar.