Webinar Series: Selected Issues in U Nonimmigrant Status

April 7 – April 28, 2020 | CA MCLE: 1.5 per webinar

U non-immigrant status adjudications have undergone many changes over the last few years, and new issues are constantly emerging. Cases that would have been approved without difficulty a few years ago are now subjected to multiple requests for evidence and denials. This four-week webinar series will focus on cutting edge and developing issues in U nonimmigrant status and adjustment. Topics will include issues related to the waiting list, discretionary determinations, new grounds of inadmissibility that arise for those on the waiting list or in U status, renewed scrutiny of previously waived grounds of inadmissibility, extensions of status, the impact of removal orders on adjustment of status and adjustment of status for derivatives, including the I-929 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 28, 2020.

Webinar 1: Selected U Nonimmigrant Status Eligibility Issues

April 7 | 2 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In week one, students will focus on U status eligibility issues related to qualifying crimes, definition of victim, proving physical and mental harm, and obtaining law enforcement certifications. Presenters will also discuss considerations for clients on the waiting list, including life changes and newly acquired grounds of inadmissibility. Finally, we will discuss options for clients who are in removal proceedings.


Webinar 2: U Status – Dealing with Inadmissibility Issues and Responding to RFEs and NOIDs

April 14| 2 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In week two, we will focus on how to address grounds of inadmissibility in the initial application as well as new grounds of inadmissibility that arise while in U status. We will also focus on the increasing importance of discretionary determinations in adjudications. We will also discuss best practices for responding to RFEs and NOIDs.


Webinar 3: Benefits for Family Members: Derivative Beneficiaries and Qualifying Family Members

April 21 | 2 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In week three, we will focus on strategic considerations in situations where more than one family member qualifies to be a principal beneficiary; derivative age-out issues; and the law and procedures relating to applying for qualifying family members at the time the principal beneficiary adjusts status. We will also discuss challenges and strategies in consular processing for derivative family members who are outside the United States.


Webinar 4: Applying for Permanent Residence with U Status

April 28 | 2 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In week four, we will review the law and procedure relating to adjustment of status for U principals and derivatives. We will discuss renewed scrutiny of previously waived grounds of inadmissibility and the importance of supporting applications with positive discretionary evidence. We will address representation of U status holders with outstanding removal orders; lapsed U status; and those who no longer have a qualifying relationship with the principal beneficiary.


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

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Registration Deadline

Training Prices

CLINIC Affiliates - $140

Nonprofit Agency Staff -  $240

Private Attorneys and Staff - $320


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Payment and Cancellation

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