Problem Scenarios in U Nonimmigrant Status and Adjustment Cases

Every stage of the application process for seeking U status and adjustment can present significant eligibility challenges, from obtaining a law enforcement certification and identifying a qualifying crime to how to determine when a U status holder has sufficient time in U status to apply for adjustment. Advocates constantly face new challenges as wait times increase from filing to the bona fide determination process, to U approval and adjustment. Along the way, USCIS frequently shifts its policies and procedures and new issues emerge. This workshop will examine common problems that advocates are experiencing and discuss strategies for how to address them through a series of hypotheticals. This workshop is best suited to experienced practitioners in that it assumes knowledge of the eligibility requirements for U Status and adjustment.

Workshop Day

Workshop Time

09:00 am ~ 10:30 am

Guest Speaker

Laurie Martinez - Catholic Charities of Green Bay