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U Nonimmigrant Status

Friday October 26

  • By: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Southwestern Law School
    3050 Wilshire Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Contact:
    Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
    415-255-9499 ext. 725
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During this seminar, U visa experts and seasoned practitioners will share their experience and lead a discussion on eligibility and application procedures for U nonimmigrants, including tips and best practices for documenting a case, proving substantial harm, addressing inadmissibility issues including crimes, responding to RFEs, including derivative family members, extending status, and obtaining law enforcement certification. Although we will provide an overview of the basic requirements, much of our time will be spent going in to the complexities of eligibility and the application procedure. We will also be joined by Los Angeles law enforcement agencies to discuss strategies and requirements for obtaining certification for clients.


Asian Pacific American Legal Center, CARECEN, Immigration Center for Women and Children, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, Public Counsel and Southwestern Law School Immigration Law Clinic


Sally Kinoshita, ILRC Deputy Director & Staff Attorney
Sally is the principal author of the ILRC publication entitled, The U Visa: Obtaining Immigration Status for Immigrant Victims of Crime and the co-author of the ILRC publications, The VAWA Manual: Immigration Relief for Abused Immigrants; Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for Children Under Juvenile Court Jurisdiction and Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

  • CLE Credit Comments: 2.75 CA

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