Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific Time / 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time
A bipartisan majority in Congress created U visas in order to promote public safety and provide security for immigrant crime survivors. There is a statutory cap of how many U visas can be granted each year, which is much lower than the number of eligible petitioners who come forward to apply for this relief. This creates a substantial wait for survivors of crime.
To begin to address the growing processing delays, USCIS recently implemented a process to grant work authorization and deferred action for U visa petitioners who present a bona fide case, while their case is pending. This policy is a welcome announcement and will help victims and their families achieve safety and stability as they wait for the final adjudication of their U visa
Join ASISTA and the ILRC for a conversation with USCIS representatives to learn more about this recent development and what it means for U visa petitioners, including what’s required to make a bona fide determination, factors USCIS will consider, and more.
This webinar is intended for individuals who work with survivors of crime on U visa relief. Please submit your question for USCIS on the bona fide determination process here or on the registration form by August 6, 2021.
Representatives from USCIS Office of Policy and Strategy
Amy Cheung, Senior Legal Counsel, ASISTA
Alison Kamhi, Supervising Attorney, ILRC
After registering you will receive a confirmation email with additional information.
This webinar will be free of charge, but please consider making a donation to ASISTA and/or the ILRC to support our advocacy efforts on behalf of immigrant survivors of violence.