Webinar for Pennsylvania State Court judges, law clerks and court staff will be provided with up-to-date, legally accurate information and materials, including tools and bench cards, that will help courts promote the fair administration of justice in cases involving immigrant families, litigants, and crime victims. The webinar will discuss current Department of Homeland Security policies, immigration enforcement priorities, and immigration relief that provides protection from deportation as well as legal immigration status for immigrant children and immigrant victims of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking and other crimes. The special role created by Congress for law enforcement and judges in issuing U visa certifications will also be discussed.
Webinar for Pennsylvania State Court Judges sponsored the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) American University Washington College of Law with support from the State Justice Institute.
Training manual for judges, magistrates, commissioners, and court personnel on the legal rights of immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and human trafficking. These materials also address issues that arise in state court cases involving immigrant children and immigrant parents. Included in these training materials are the U visa certification toolkit for courts
- Slides: “Understanding the Intersection of Immigration Law in State Court Proceedings” (November 5, 2014)
- Family Court Bench Card on Issues that Arise in Custody Cases Involving Immigrant Parents, Children and Crime Victims
- Family Court Bench Card on Immigrant Crime Victim Access to Public Benefits and Services
- Bench Card: Overview of Types of Immigration Status
- Family Court Bench Card on Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Confidentiality
- VAWA Public Benefits Eligibility Process: VAWA Self-Petitioners, VAWA Cancellation of Removal, and VAWA Suspension of Deportation (April 17, 2013)
- DHS Enforcement Priorities: Policies and Memoranda Information for State Court Judges