April 11, 2017: Albuquerque, NM “U Visa Certifications: Helpful Tools for Prosecuting Violence and Sexual Assault Cases”

This workshop was part of the 2017 New Mexico District Attorney’s Association Conference.

The training included information about the range of misdemeanor and felony crimes for which immigrant victims can receive U visa protection and the benefits of early U visa certification. An array of issues particular to prosecutions of cases involving immigrant crime victims and U visa applicants/recipients were highlighted. These include successful pretrial and trial strategies to properly respond to discovery requests; limit introduction of irrelevant evidence at trial; respond to defense arguments regarding the victim’s immigration or U Visa status; and conduct jury selection to identify potential juror bias against immigrants.

Training Materials