Session 1: What’s New, What’s Next, & the Implications for Immigrant Survivors
The world of survivor-based representation is always changing, and the last year has been no exception. In this session, panelists will review changes to USCIS, ICE, EOIR, and DOS policies and practices that have affected noncitizen survivors, including prosecutorial discretion, updates to the VAWA policies, and consular processing issues. Panelists will discuss strategies for troubleshooting problematic changes as well as for taking advantage of favorable ones, and participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences.
Cynthia Lucas, Founding Partner, Lucas & Barba LLP
Edna Yang, Co-Executive Director, American Gateways
Amy Cheung, Senior Legal Counsel, ASISTA (moderator)