U Visa Certification and Custody (July 30, 2019) [pdf]

This presentation explains the importance of access to legally correct information about U.S. immigration laws when issuing rulings in custody cases. It also covers signing U and T visa certifications and implementing procedures for signing U or T visa certifications in family, civil, and criminal cases that are consistent with federal law. The goal is to help judges understand the limitations of federal VAWA confidentiality laws, statutes, regulations and policies place on discovery and immigration enforcement at courthouses as well as the u and t visa certifications.