Events and Trainings

Pursuing U Visas Under Trump: Advanced Topics & Emerging Issues

06/20/2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Loyola New Orleans College of Law, Room #111, Main Floor, 562 Pine St, New Orleans, Louisiana


ASISTA Immigration Assistance

One-Day CLE Skills Seminar on


     Pursuing U Visas Under Trump: Advanced Topics & Emerging Issues

Loyola New Orleans College of Law

Room#111, Main Floor

New Orleans, Louisiana


The training is purposefully scheduled to take place before the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild's (NIPNLG) CLE seminar on Immigration Law and Crimes and before the annual AILA conference. Should you choose to attend BOTH the ASISTA CLE on June 20th as well as the NIPNLG CLE on June 21st, a dual enrollment discount is available. 

*6.25 hours of LA CLE has been approved (please see below for details) 

Click Here to Register for  both the ASISTA & NIPNLG Trainings

Click Here to Register for the ASISTA Only Training



Maria Baldini-Potermin, Maria Baldini-Potermin & Associates, Chicago

Cecelia Friedman Levin, ASISTA

Hiroko Kusuda, Loyola New Orleans College of Law

Hans Meyer, Meyer Law Office, Denver, CO

Sonia Parras-Konrad, ASISTA

Gail Pendleton, ASISTA

Carmen Maria Rey, Sanctuary for Families, NYC

Susanna Saul, Her Justice, NYC


Interactive Case Rounds: Strategies for complex scenarios in presenting cases and responding to CIS, including intersections with the new executive orders, framing the case, and problems that arise after filing.

Hot Topics: Adjudication trends of U visas, including responding to RFEs and denials on criminal issues (juvenile offenses, requesting police reports), enhancing relief for those on the waitlist (parole and EAD projects), flagging and fixing reinstatement, failure to voluntarily depart, and identifying possible new options for challenging CIS failure to implement the law as Congress intended.

Overview:  Protecting Clients Against Removal: How to protect your survivor clients in the new enforcement atmosphere, including practical tips on ICE safety planning, flagging for potential detention/removal issues, and bringing political organizing strategies into your work for and with survivors

Skills Building to Prevent Removal:  What, When, How?: Experts on stays and federal court actions will teach the rest of us (including panelists) how to identify and plan for filing stays and federal court actions (habeas, APA, declaratory judgments, etc)

Applying the Skills:  What do do when removal threatens? Panelists will work with participants in break-out groups to identify and craft possible new approaches to preventing removal.  Participants will work together on drafting stays, possible federal court actions and action plans for preventing removal.

Detailed Prices and Registration for ASISTA/NIPNLG Combo training (ASISTA Training June 20th and NIPNLG Training June 21st)

  • $275  Legal Worker/NonProfit Combo NIPNLG + ASISTA Trainings Prior to June 12, 2017                                                                (After June 12th = $300)                                                       
  • $435  Private Attorney Combo NIPNLG + ASISTA Trainings Prior to June 12, 2017                                                                             (After June 12th = $460)

Click HERE to register for the combo ASISTA/NIPNLG Training package. 


Prices and Registration for ASISTA only training (June 20th)

  • $200 Legal Worker/Non Profit (includes ASISTA members who are non profits)
  • $250 ASISTA or NIPNLG Member
  • $300 Private Attorney

Click HERE to register for the ASISTA only training 

*CLE Approval

6.25 hrs of CLE credit has been approved for the ASISTA training by the state of Louisiana.

Course Title: Pursuing U Visas Under Trump: Advanced Topics and Emerging Issues

Course #: 0119170620     Dates: 06/20/2017 - 06/20/2017 Location: New Orleans, LA


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