Immigration Remedies for Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Other Crimes Training
This intensive two-day training will cover the legal requirements and practice pointers for effectively representing victims of domestic abuse and other crimes. Day One of the training will cover self-petitioning under the Violence Again Women Act, including who can self-petition, derivative issues, the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA), the exception to the statutory good moral character bars, the self-petitioning process, strategies for dealing with self-petition denials, selected inadmissibility grounds and waivers, adjustment of status and other issues. Day Two of the training will focus on eligibility for U nonimmigrant status and adjustment of status. ****Day Two will also feature a Question and Answer session with representatives from the VAWA/U Visa Unit of the USCIS Vermont Service Center.**** Please see the summary agenda for more details.
The training will be presented by CLINC Attorneys Susan Schreiber and Kristina Karpinski and local practitioners. Representatives from the USCIS Vermont Service Center will also participate.