Webinar: Hot Topics in U and VAWA Cases

Feb 28, 2022 2:00PM—4:00PM

Cost Free for OVW LAV grantees/sub-grantees and STOP sub-grantees

Event Contact Maria Lazzarino | Email


Join us for a CLE Webinar

Hot Topics in U and VAWA Cases

Monday, February 28, 2022 from 2-4pm EST

(9-11am HST/11am-1pm PST/12-2pm MST/1-3pm CST)


Join ASISTA for an interactive webinar appropriate for all levels.  ASISTA attorneys will demystify the most current trends in U visas and VAWA cases.  Specific topics will include:

  • DHS enforcement priorities, ICE’s victim-centered directive, and their impact on immigrant survivors
  • Removal proceedings for U visa and VAWA clients
  • Vangala “blank spaces” settlement and its impact on U-visa petitioners
  • USCIS’s implementation of the Medina Tovar court decision in U-visa cases
  • U-visa bona fide determination process
  • COVID-19 considerations in representing survivors in U visa and VAWA cases


  • Amy Cheung, Senior Legal Counsel, ASISTA
  • Kelly Head, Staff Attorney, ASISTA
  • Lia Ocasio, Staff Attorney, ASISTA

Note: Approved for 2 hrs. TX CLE credits.

Who can participate in this webinar? ASISTA is offering this webinar to OVW LAV grantees/sub-grantees and STOP sub-grantees.

Please contact Maria Lazzarino at manager@asistahelp.org with any questions.

This project was supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-21-GK-02240-MUMU awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.