Join co-authors of The U Visa, Jessica Farb, Sally Kinoshita, and Catherine Seitz, for the latest information on U nonimmigrant adjustment of status, petitioning family members of U nonimmigrants through the I-929 petition process, travel and consular processing, and parole options.
Sally Kinoshita, ILRC Deputy Director
Sally joined the ILRC as a Staff Attorney in 2001. In her capacity as Deputy Director, Sally helps lead a number of ILRC collaborative and capacity-building projects and oversees the organization’s marketing and communications development. Sally also 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, BIA-accredited representatives, social workers, domestic violence service providers and others. Prior to joining the ILRC, Sally worked extensively with the Southeast Asian immigrant community as a Staff Attorney at the Asian Law Caucus and as a founder of the Southeast Asian Task Force. She is conversant in Spanish.
Jessica Farb, Directing Attorney – Immigration Center for Women and Children
Jessica began working with immigrant crime victims in 2003 as an AmeriCorps VISTA legal assistant at Casa Cornelia Law Center in San Diego. Then, while pursuing her law degree in Washington DC, Jess helped represent immigrant clients with Holland & Knight’s Community Services Team and Ayuda Inc. Before providing services at ICWC’s San Francisco office, Jess coordinated the immigrant crime victim program at the International Institute of the Bay Area in Oakland. She regularly does U visa outreach, including regular appearances on the local Univision network. Find out how to join the ICWC U Travel & Certifier Database that Jess manages on ICWC’s website here: icwclaw.org/services-available/icwc-u-travel-and-certifier-database.
Catherine Seitz, Legal Director – Legal Services for Children
Catherine joined the LSC team as Legal Director in July of 2015. She has a J.D. from U.C. Hastings and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from U.C. Berkeley. She has been working in the field of immigration law since 1990 starting out as a legal assistant and then a BIA Accredited Representative before her admission to the bar in December of 2001. Before joining Legal Services for Children, she worked at Bay Area Legal Aid, Canal Alliance, the International Institute of the East Bay, and Simmons & Ungar. She is bilingual in Spanish and English. She is co-author of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center’s The U Visa publications and is an active member of the Northern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association.