[Recording] U-VISAs in Criminal Cases

Presented by: Amy Mena, Jane Vara & Betsy Stukes

Moderated by: Betsy Stukes

When undocumented noncitizens claim to be crime victims in the US, they may be eligible to apply for an immigration status, known as the U-Visa. Some of those people are complainants in our cases. To qualify, they must provide a detailed, sworn statement about the alleged crime and supporting documentation, and success of their applications depends on the person’s continued cooperation with law enforcement. Understanding the process and benefits associated with U-Visas is critical for discovery, impeachment, and preserving error in criminal cases.

CLE Credit Available until November 15, 2022

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