This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of the requirements and process for applying for adjustment of status on behalf of a VAWA self-petitioner. We provide detailed explanations of the eligibility requirements that are unique to VAWA self-petitioners, including special VAWA inadmissibility waiver provisions, when and where to file the application, how to best document the application with supporting evidence, how to prepare for the interview 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.
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.