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Pro Bono Library Items Archive

Pro Bono Library Tag: T Visa
  • A Guide to Adapting Trauma-Informed Lawyering Best Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    This guide provides practical tips and strategies for attorneys to implement trauma-informed principles while balancing public health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, including adaptations for virtual meetings and interviews with clients.

  • March 2020 Pro Bono Network Webinar: COVID-19 Updates and Strategies, T Visa Nuts and Bolts

    Tahirih’s Director of Legal and Social Services, Kursten Phelps, provides updates as of March 18, 2020, on the status of immigration agency and Tahirih’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as strategies for implementing trauma-informed lawyering strategies with clients in the context of social distancing or quarantine. Then, Kursten and Litigation Counsel Richard Calderone review the most critical law and policy updates from the last month, including changes to the Immigration Court Practice Manual. Finally, at the 50:27 mark, DOJ Accredited Representative Chelsea Naylor and Immigration Attorney Sasha Bershad walk listeners through the nuts and bolts of human trafficking, T visa eligibility, and practice pointers for successful applications.

    You can access the recorded webinar here.

     

  • DS-160 Example Form for Non-Immigrant Consular Processing

    This is an example form of the online DS-160 form, which is required as part of consular processing of non-immigrant visa applicants – such as T and U visa derivative applicants – who are abroad. Reviewing this example in advance is helpful to ensure you have all the information from your client you need to successfully complete and submit the form.

  • Sample Consular Interview Cover Letter for T Derivative Applicant

    • Publication Date: February 20, 2020
    • Pro Bono Library Tags: Samples, T Visa

    This is a sample cover letter for the consular interview packet for a T visa derivative applicant who is abroad.

  • February 2020 Pro Bono Webinar: Consular Processing 101, Plus Late-Breaking Updates

    Tahirih’s Director of Legal and Social Services Kursten Phelps and Litigation Counsel Richard Caldarone for a review of late breaking updates on immigration law and policy. Then, at the 32:03 mark, Tahirih Houston Supervising Attorney Samantha Del Bosque delves into the best practices and strategies for consular processing of U and T derivatives.

    You can access the recorded webinar here.

  • January 2020 Pro Bono Briefing and Training: Fee Waiver Strategies, Plus Late-Breaking Updates

    Tahirih’s Director of Legal and Social Services Kursten Phelps and Litigation Counsel Richard Caldarone for a review of late breaking updates on immigration law and policy. Then, at the 29:04 mark, Tahirih Houston Immigration Staff Attorney Libby Hasse delves into best practices, strategies, and practice pointers for successful USCIS fee waiver requests.

    You can access the recorded webinar here.

     

     

  • Sample Client Affidavit and Letter of Need

    Included is a sample client affidavit and letter of need. These documents were prepared for a fee waiver request.