Events and Trainings

Stakeholder Webinar: Effects of USCIS NTA policy on Survivor-based Protections

11/30/2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Join ASISTA and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center for a webinar to discuss the impact of USCIS’s updated policy memoranda on the issuances of Notices to Appear (NTA) and its implications for survivor-based protections like VAWA self-petitions, U and T visas. 

Panelists will discuss how this updated guidance will be implemented for humanitarian cases like VAWA self-petitions, U and T visas, as well as strategies for individual and systems advocacy. This call is for advocates and attorneys who work advancing the rights of immigrants, and is not for media attribution. 

Alison Kamhi, Supervising Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Cecelia Friedman Levin, Senior Policy Counsel, ASISTA
(Additional speakers, TBD)

On November 8, 2018, USCIS announced that it will implement its June 2018 policy guidance on Notices to Appear (NTAs - the document that initiates the deportation process) and start issuing NTAs for survivor-based protections like Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petitions, U and T visa applications, applications for special immigrant juvenile cases (SIJS) that are denied. This will go into effect on November 19, 2018. 

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