U Visa Issues: Delays, Denials, and Other Frustrations

U Visa Issues: Delays, Denials, and Other Frustrations

U Visa Issues: Delays, Denials, and Other Frustrations (Live Seminar)
03/23/2023 02:00 PM ET - 03:30 PM ET
U Visa Issues: Delays, Denials, and Other Frustrations (CLE Recording)
Reduced Rate Seminar: $59 for Members


Live Event Date: 03/23/2023
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes


As processing times and consular backlogs increase, it is becoming more challenging to guide clients through the U visa application process. The panelists will discuss options for applicants who are either inside or outside the United States, and they will provide creative solutions for dealing with the challenges they are facing.

Featured Topics:

  • Parole and deferred action
  • Litigation as an option: Unreasonable delays and obtaining work authorization
  • Navigating the bona fide determination process
  • Strategies for consular processing, including delays
  • U visa applicants facing removal and expedited processing
  • Requests for Evidence and revocation trends

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*Robin Dalton (DL), AILA VAWA, Us, and Ts Committee Chair, Madison, WI

*Nicole M. Avila, AILA VAWA, Us, and Ts Committee, Orlando, FL

Emily Leung, Brockton, MA

Emily Leung is the supervising immigration attorney at the Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts, a subsidiary of South Coastal Counties Legal Services, which provides civil legal aid to low-income individuals and families in Southeastern Massachusetts. She currently serves as the chair of the state legislative relations committee for the AILA New England Chapter. Emily received her JD and her MA in International Relations from Boston University.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.