This webinar, from November 19, 2014, features Daliah Setareh, Esq., Carolina Sheinfeld, and Ji-Lan Zang, Esq., of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
This webinar is part of the National Capacity Building (NCB) webinar series. NCB is a project of the Center for Victims of Torture.
- Increasing Awareness and Responding to Domestic Violence in the Care of Torture Survivors and Their Families
- Couples Therapy with Torture Survivors
- List the basics of family law (Marriage, Divorce, Restraining Orders, etc.) that are relevant to torture survivors;
- Recognize how family law and immigration may interact in ways that affect torture survivors;
- Discuss other family law and immigration remedies relevant to torture survivors (unaccompanied minors and adoption issues)
- USC = US Citizen
- LPR= Lawful Permanent Resident or green card holder
- Adjust status= apply for LPR status
- Petitioner and beneficiary
- The person petitioning or a family member’s immigration status (or for him/herself in VAWA self-petitioning process) is the Petitioner.
- Foreign national relative is called a beneficiary
- Principal and derivative
- The main applicant filing for asylum, VAWA, U or T nonimmigrant status is called the “principal.”
- The principal’s family member is called a “derivative.”