Session 1: Latest Discretion Strategies for Survivor Respondents: OPLA PD practices, enforcement guidance, and detention strategies
In this session, we will cover strategies for representing survivors in removal proceedings, including prosecutorial discretion with OPLA, how the ICE victim-centered approach is being applied, and seeking the release of detained U visa applicants, including the basics of pursuing 212(d)(3) waivers in proceedings.
- Hannah Cartwright, Executive Director and Immigration Attorney, Mariposa Legal, a program of COMMON Foundation
- Hannah Shapiro, Supervising Attorney, Domestic Violence Immigration Project, Legal Aid Society NYC
- Cristina Velez, Legal & Policy Director, ASISTA (moderator)