T Visa Applications and Procedures

Recorded Date: 
06/23/2011
Recorded Length: 
120 minutes

This webinar provides nuts-and-bolts information for practitioners who want to add the T visa and T visa-based adjustment of status applications to their current roster of immigration options for current and future clients. We review various elements of human trafficking, noting common red flags and special circumstances particular to both adult and child victims. We also comprehensively discuss the forms, supporting documents, and miscellaneous pieces that comprise the T visa application, as well as strategies to prove the elements, techniques for preparing a successful application, procedures for filing a T visa, time-lines for adjudication of a T visa application, and finally, the adjustment of status regulations for T visa holders.

This session is led by Ivy Lee and Lynette Parker, practitioners who both have more than 14 years of anti-human trafficking experience, providing comprehensive legal services and other services to survivors of human trafficking. Cindy Liou, as the coordinator for the Human Trafficing Project at API Legal Outreach, also shares her expertise on this issue.

 

Presenters:
Ivy Lee, formerly at Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
Ivy directed the API Legal Outreach Immigrant Rights & Human Trafficking Project, and her practice focused on representation of immigrant victims of crime, including human trafficking, for immigration and civil legal relief; legislative and policy advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels; and technical assistance and training for nongovernmental organizations and law enforcement agencies.

Cindy Liou, Staff Attorney at Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
Cindy currently practices law in the areas of human trafficking, immigration law, family law, and domestic violence. She is the coordinator for the Human Trafficking Project at the agency. Before working at API Legal Outreach, Cindy practiced intellectual property litigation and handled a variety of pro bono cases at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, ranging from asylum to police misconduct cases. 

Lynette M. Parker, Clinical Supervising Attorney (Immigration Practice Area) and Clinical Faculty member of the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center, Santa Clara University School of Law Lynette has been teaching and supervising law students handling immigration cases at the Law Center since March 2000. She is also a lecturer in law at Santa Clara University School of Law, teaching immigration law and refugee/asylum law. She provides technical support to attorneys on political asylum, VAWA, U visa, and T visa cases.