Events and Trainings

Avoiding Detention and Removal for VAWA and U Survivors

04/25/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Please join ASISTA Executive Director Gail Pendleton and Senior Policy Counsel Cecelia Friedman Levin for an interactive webinar on Avoiding Detention and Removal for VAWA and U Survivors. In this webinar, we will discuss best practices in protecting clients who are at risk of immigration enforcement actions, including enhanced safety planning, requests for stays and prosecutorial discretion, and advocacy strategies for working with ICE and CBP. 

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). 

This webinar is not funded by OVW, so OVW grantees may not participate unless they receive approval from their grant managers to use their own training funds to attend. 

All others (not OVW grantees) may join ASISTA or pay for the webinar individually. Please go to for more information.

Webinar Cost to non-ASISTA/NIPNLG members: 
Individual $50.00 
Agency $75.00 (more than one participant) 

Join ASISTA today! 
ASISTA membership includes year's worth of free technical assistance, individual case interventions with CIS and other DHS agencies, and access to ASISTA webinars! Please go to for more information! 

PLEASE NOTE: OVW grantees may NOT join ASISTA as members due to DOJ financial grant guidelines. If you are an OVW-funded organization and have questions about how your staff can attend this and other webinars, please contact Gail Pendleton at to discuss your options. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please send any questions to 

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