U Visa Travel and Consular Processing

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90 Minutes
1.5 CA

During this webinar, we will take you step-by-step through the latest consular processing practice of helping U nonimmigrants travel into the United States with a U visa. This information is designed 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. For clients unable to obtain passports, we will discuss avenues available through family courts abroad, Department of State, and Customs and Border Protection. Finally, we will also talk about the latest developments for those who have approved I-929s and seek to enter on Immigrant Visas.


Jessica Farb, Directing Attorney - Immigration Center for Women and Children
Jessica is Directing Attorney of ICWC San Francisco office. ICWC is a non-profit organization, located in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, serving clients in U visa, T visa, VAWA, SIJS, and DACA cases. Jess has been working with immigrant crime victims for the past decade, beginning in 2003 as an AmeriCorps VISTA legal assistant at Casa Cornelia Law Center in San Diego. She now serves as the chair of AILA’s National VAWA, U, T liaison Committee, provides trainings on the U visa and VAWA, and regularly appears on the Spanish language news channel, KDTV Univision 14. Jess also created and administrates national web-based information sharing for U Nonimmigrant Status practitioners.

Julie Dinnerstein, Co-Director - Sanctuary for Families
Julie serves as the Co-Director for Sanctuary for Families’ Immigration Intervention Project at the Bronx Family Justice Center. She also teaches immigration law at the School of Professional Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY). Julie’s previous experience includes serving as the Deputy Director for Immigration Advocacy and Training at the New York Immigration Coalition, the Director of the Immigration Intervention Project at Sanctuary for Families, an associate at the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and a law clerk to the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein in the Eastern District of New York.


Sally Kinoshita, ILRC Deputy Director & Staff Attorney
Sally joined the ILRC as a Staff Attorney in 2001. She brings to the ILRC her expertise on immigration relief for abused immigrant women and children as the author or co-author of a number of ILRC publications, including The VAWA Manual: Immigration Relief for Abused Immigrants; The U Visa: Obtaining Status for Immigrant Victims of Crime; Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Courts; and Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth, and by serving as a trainer to judges, attorneys, accredited representatives, social workers, domestic violence service providers and others.