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Pro Bono Library Items Archive

Pro Bono Library Tag: U Visa
  • NOVEMBER 2020 Tahirih Pro Bono Network Webinar: Immigrant Visa and Derivative Asylee Consular Processing

    Join Tahirih’s Litigation Counsel, Richard Caldarone will begin briefing on recent immigration law and policies including agency updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then at the 10:14 mark DOJ Accredited Representative, Chelsea Naylor, will discuss the basics of Immigration Visa and Derivative Asylee Consular Processing, including practice pointers and resources. A breakdown of immigrant visas vs non-immigrant visas. Additionally, covering the second part of consular processing, getting a client’s derivatives legally enter the united states with an immigrant visa and meet eligibility requirements.

    You can find the recording of the webinar here.

  • October 2020 Pro Bono Network Webinar: Strategies to Corroborate your Client’s Claim

    Join Tahirih’s Litigation Counsel Richard Caldarone for breaking updates on immigration law and policy, and relevant agency updates related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Then at the 27:10 mark San Francisco Bay Area’s Executive Director, Morgan Weibel, will discuss Strategies to Corroborate your Client’s Claim. Whether you are seeking to meet your VAWA, T visa or U visa client’s burden on the “any credible evidence standard” or endeavoring to meet the heightened REAL ID Act requirements on credibility and corroboration for your asylum client, corroboration of your client’s facts and testimony is an essential element to a successful claim. In the October 2020 Pro Bono Network webinar, Tahirih staff will explore why corroboration matters and identify strategies to successfully corroborate your client’s claim through sources including primary evidence and affidavits from witnesses within the U.S. or abroad. As always, the panel also will brief attendees on recent immigration law and policy updates, including any relevant agency updates related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    You can find the recording of the webinar here.

     

     

     

  • September 2020 Pro Bono Network Webinar: Understanding Waivers and Extreme Hardship in Humanitarian Cases

    Join Tahirih’s Co-Director of Client Advocacy Kursten Phelps and Litigation Counsel Richard Caldareone for breaking updates on immigration law and policy, and relevant agency updates related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Then at the 26:11 mark the panel will continue last month’s discussion on screening for inadmissibility by introducing viewers to the world of waivers. Discussion includes a review of which waivers are available for which inadmissibility grounds and case types, as well as examines relevant waiver standards, including the extreme hardship standard.

    You can find the recording of the webinar here.

     

     

     

  • August 2020 Pro Bono Network Webinar: Screening for Inadmissibility in your Client’s Case

    Join Tahirih’s Co-Director of Client Advocacy Kursten Phelps and Litigation Counsel Richard Caldareone for breaking updates on immigration law and policy, and relevant agency updates related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Then at the 28:58 mark the panel will get into the fundamentals on how to effectively screen your client for potential inadmissibility.

    You can find the recording of the webinar here.

  • Upcoming 2020 Pro Bono Webinar Schedule

    Please join us for Tahirih’s upcoming free, non-CLE Pro Bono Network webinars:

    • September 16: Understanding Waivers and Extreme Hardship in Humanitarian Cases – REGISTER
      Now that you know your client is inadmissible, what can you do about it? In this webinar, Tahirih staff will dive into the world of waivers, reviewing which waivers are available for which inadmissibility grounds and case types, and discuss relevant waiver standards, including the extreme hardship standard.
    • October 21: Strategies to Corroborate your Client’s Testimony – REGISTER
      Whether you are seeking to meet your VAWA, T visa or U visa client’s burden on the “any credible evidence standard” or endeavoring to meet the heightened REAL ID Act requirements on credibility and corroboration for your asylum client, corroboration of your client’s facts and testimony is an essential element to a successful claim. Tahirih staff will explore why corroboration matters and identify strategies to successfully corroborate your client’s claim through sources including primary evidence and affidavits from witnesses within the U.S. or abroad.
    • November 18: Immigrant Visa Consular Processing – REGISTER
      Congratulations, you’ve helped your client get their VAWA self-petition or asylum claim approved. Now how do you get their qualifying relatives who are abroad to the U.S.? In this webinar, Tahirih staff will review the basics of immigrant visa and derivative asylee consular processing, including practice pointers to troubleshoot common challenges. Attendees will also be briefed on recent legal and policy updates, as well as Covid-19 related agency updates.
    • December 16: 2020 in Review and Preparing for 2021 – REGISTER
      Join Tahirih experts for a review of the 2020 legal and advocacy landscape and pro bono network work, before turning to a discussion of preparation and predictions for legal advocacy with immigrant survivors in the new year.
  • May 2020 Pro Bono Network Webinar: COVID-19 Updates and Strategies for Declaration Drafts

    In Tahirih’s May 20, 2020 Pro Bono Network Webinar, Tahirih Director of Legal and Social Services Kursten Phelps provides COVID-19 related agency updates and practice tips. Tahirih Litigation Counsel Richard Caldarone reviews recent case law and provides updates on Tahirih impact litigation. The webinar also features a discussion of practical strategies for effective and compelling client declarations for humanitarian immigration claims.

    You can access the recorded webinar here.

  • April 2020 Tahirih Pro Bono Network Webinar: COVID-19 Updates and Trauma-Informed, Culturally Responsive Advocacy

    In Tahirih’s April 15, 2020 Pro Bono Network Webinar, Tahirih Director of Legal and Social Services Kursten Phelps provides COVID-19 related agency updates and practice tips. Tahirih Litigation Counsel Richard Caldarone reviews recent case law and provides updates on Tahirih impact litigation. At the 39:50 mark, San Francisco Bay Area Pro Bono Network Coordinating Attorney Chriselle Raguro and Social Service Program Manager Alexandra Richardson discuss the intersection of trauma and the migration journey and the added barriers for immigrant survivors of violence. They then turn to best practices for trauma-informed and culturally responsive advocacy for pro bono attorneys.

    You can access the recorded webinar here.