Learn how to deal with U visa-eligible clients with past or current removal issues from this webinar recording. We discuss when and why to file a request for administrative closure, a motion to continue, a motion to reopen, a motion to terminate or a stay of removal, how to deal with past removal issues at both the U nonimmigrant application and U adjustment of status stage, how to identify removal issues that may need to be waived, and how to communicate with the Vermont Service Center about clients in removal proceedings.
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.
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.