December 1, 2014: Expert Advice for Judges Webinar

This webinar will provide attendees with:

  • An overview of the law regarding U visa certification by judges
  • Up-to-date legally correct information from DHS on U visa certification and U visa regulations and policies
  • Discussion of why U visa certification from judges was included in the statute as a viable option for victims
  • Best practices for state and federal judges signing U visa certification including timing of judicial certification in civil and criminal cases
  • Practice pointers for judges on completing the U visa certification form.

Materials:

  • Slides for “Expert Advice for Judges: How to Handle U Visa Certification Requests”
  • U Visa Certification Toolkit for Judges
  • U Visa Checklist for Assessing Helpfulness
  • DHS- U Visa Law Enforcement Certification Resource Guide
  • Report: The Importance of the U Visa as a Crime-Fighting Tool for Law Enforcement Officials- Views from Around the Country
  • Stories from the Field: A Collection of Stories of Immigrant Survivors, Documenting the Need for VAWA Immigration Protections
  • Collection of U Visa News Articles
  • Q&A- Filing T, U, and VAWA Petitions with USCIS
  • “Blue Campaign: Law Enforcement Discussion of Immigration Relief”
  • Department of Homeland Security Policy Answers to Law Enforcement Reasons for Not Certifying