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Update on U visas: Reports on CIS Discussions. Gail Pendleton Sonia Parras Konrad This project is supported by Grant No. 2009-TA-AX-K009 awarded by the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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update on u visas reports on cis discussions
Update on U visas: Reports on CIS Discussions
  • Gail Pendleton
  • Sonia Parras Konrad
  • This project is supported by Grant No. 2009-TA-AX-K009
  • awarded by the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
  • The opinions, findings, and recommendations expressed in this document are those of the author(s)
  • and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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goal to provide participants an update on the latest developments at the vcs on u visas
GOAL:TO PROVIDE PARTICIPANTS AN UPDATE ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AT THE VCS ON U VISAS

FOR ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PLEASE DIRECT YOUR QUESTIONS TO:

[email protected]

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processing update
Processing Update
  • Adjudicator number and training
  • Cases Adjudicated numbers

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framing your claim cis suggestions
Framing Your Claim: CIS Suggestions
  • Applicant declarations
  • Organizing your evidence
  • Explaining your evidence

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work authorization
Work Authorization
  • Bona fide standard: Who does it help?
  • What is the standard?
  • What about those who can’t get bona fide decisions?

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certification suggestions from cis
Certification suggestions from CIS
  • Authority to sign
  • What crime
  • Indirect victims

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indirect bystander victims
Indirect & “Bystander” Victims
  • Status of “direct” victim?
  • Who can be indirect victim?
  • What crimes?

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showing substantial abuse
Showing Substantial Abuse
  • Best sources
  • What CIS wants to see

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overcoming inadmissibility
Overcoming Inadmissibility
  • What CIS is looking for: inadmissibility
  • What CIS is looking for: waivers
  • Future inadmissibility
  • Reinstatement strategy

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derivatives
Derivatives
  • Aging out if old interim relief
  • Aging out for adjustment
  • What if not included before?

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beyond basic procedures
Beyond Basic Procedures
  • Interim relief
  • Detention & removal
  • Lawful permanent residents seeking Us
  • Expediting other cases

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outside the us
Outside the US
  • Processing from outside
  • Traveling once you have the U

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adjustment of status update
Adjustment of Status Update
  • Ongoing discussion issues

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