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State Courts and the Protection of Immigrant Crime Victims and Children


Date: Friday, January 31, 2014
Time: 11:00AM - 02:00PM
Description: As the numbers of linguistic and cultural diverse foreign-born individuals living in the U.S. has increased, state courts are being called upon to serve greater numbers of families that include immigrant family members. Family courts are seeing growing numbers of immigrants seeking civil protection orders, custody, child support, divorce, U visa certification, and judgments in a range of proceedings particularly those involving children. To issue rulings that promote justice and fairness in cases involving immigrants, courts need access to legally correct information about immigration laws and Department of Homeland Security policies. This training will provide judges, court staff, attorneys and service providers with tools, bench cards, and materials containing up-to- date, legally correct information on current DHS policies, immigration enforcement priorities, and immigration relief that provide protection from deportation, legal immigration status and work authorization for immigrant children and immigrant for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking and other crimes.
Sponsor: National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP)
URL: http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/founders/2014/20140131.cfm
Location: Room 503
Contact Name: Levi Wolberg
Contact Phone: 202.274.4457
Contact Email: niwap@wcl.american.edu
Posted On: 01/24/14

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