Webinar Series: Overview of U Nonimmigrant Status

March 15 - April 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE: 1.5 per webinar

This four-week webinar series will cover the fundamentals of obtaining U nonimmigrant status for victims of certain crimes. Topics covered will include qualifying crimes, assessing inadmissibility and obtaining waivers, derivative beneficiaries, adjustment of status, the I-929 application for qualifying family members, travel and consular processing, employment authorization, the impact of the annual cap on U status approvals, and the bona fide determination process. 

NOTE: Access to recordings of the webinars are included with your purchase of the four-part webinar series. Your complimentary access will be available until May 5, 2023. Certificates of attendance are only issued if you attend live webinars.


Webinar 1: Eligibility Requirements

March 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In week one, students will focus on the eligibility requirements for U nonimigrant status, including issues related to qualifying crimes, direct and indirect victims, proving substantial physical and mental abuse, and obtaining law enforcement certifications.  


Webinar 2: U Status – Inadmissibility and Removal Issues

March 22 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In week two, we will review selected grounds of inadmissibility, discuss how to screen for inadmissibility, and focus on how to address grounds of inadmissibility in the initial application as well as new grounds that arise while in U status. Presenters will examine waivers of inadmissibility and the importance of discretionary determinations in adjudications. Finally, we will discuss options for clients who are in removal proceedings or have final orders of removal.


Webinar 3: Derivative Family Members, Travel Issues, Bona Fide Determinations and the Waiting List

March 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In week three, we will focus on eligibility for U Status as a derivative family member. We will also discuss challenges and strategies in consular processing for derivative family members who are outside the United States as well as travel options at all stages of a U nonimmigrant case. In addition, we will examine the statutory cap on approvals and what happens while you wait, including the bona fide determination process, deferred action, employment authorization, and the waiting list. .


Webinar 4: Applying for Permanent Residence and the I-929 Process for Qualifying Family Members

April 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In week four, we will discuss the law and procedure relating to adjustment of status for U principals and derivatives. Presenters will discuss renewed scrutiny of previously waived grounds of inadmissibility and the importance of supporting applications with positive discretionary evidence. We will also explore applying for qualifying family members who have never been in U status at the time the principal beneficiary adjusts status.


Additional Information

CLE for Attorney Participants

CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) training. If you are a California attorney, you are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits for each live webinar you attend in our e-learning immigration law courses. To receive MCLE credit, please provide your state bar number when you register for each live webinar. You may seek self-study CLE credit for viewing any recorded webinars posted on the course website. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

Type of Training

Webinar Series

Date of Event


Time of Event

02:00 pm ~ 03:30 pm

Registration Deadline

Training Prices

CLINIC Affiliates - $140

Nonprofit Agency Staff -  $240

Private Attorneys and Staff - $400

Eligible Grant(s) Discount


Payment and Cancellation

Payment by credit card only. There are no refunds for registration for a single webinar or for a webinar series.