Hot Topics in U Visas: Overcoming the latest barriers to U status

Nov 13, 2019 3:00PM—5:00PM



Event Contact Maria Lazzarino | Email

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00pm EST

(2:00 – 4:00 pm CST/12:00 – 2:00 pm PST)


In this webinar ASISTA Executive Director Gail Pendleton and ASISTA Senior Legal Counsel Laura Flores Bachman will discuss:    

  • How to address ongoing policy/practice changes causing U visa delays and denials, including fee waiver denials, U adjustment denials for acts waived at the U phase, disappearing RFEs and improvidently issued NTAs; 
  • Best practices for framing qualifying crimes and  inadmissibility waiver arguments; and 
  • New strategies for ensuring U applicants are not deported while awaiting USCIS’ decisions on their cases (stays, mandamus and Sanchez-Sosa continuances)  

Stay tuned for more information on December’s webinar, which will provide a deeper discussion of new skills to avoid survivor removal (i.e., stays, mandamus & EOIR strategies).

Note: An application for TX CLE credit (2 hrs) is pending. 

Who can participate in this webinar? 

ASISTA is offering this webinar FREE for members of ASISTA or the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG).  All others may join ASISTA or pay for the webinar individually (see below for payment information).


Not a member? ASISTA membership includes a year’s worth of free technical assistance, individual case interventions with CIS and other DHS agencies, and access to ASISTA webinars!

Please CLICK HERE for membership information

Per-Webinar Cost for non-ASISTA/NIPNLG members:

Individual   $100.00                   Agency   $150.00 (more than one participant)

Payment Information

After you register for the webinar, you will be given payment instructions. Please make sure you complete this step to secure your registration. Please contact with any questions.