Course DescriptionNon-immigrant U-Visas are intended for individuals who have been the victim of a crime, have assisted the police and/or District Attorney's Office with the prosecution of the criminal, and have suffered physical and/or psychological harm as a result of the crime. In this program, Mark Silver outlines the major criteria of the U-visa category. Mr. Silver then explains the various relevant psychosocial factors in this brand of visa application. Mr. Silver finishes the program with an in-depth explanation of the evaluation process and why such evaluations may be necessary for proper and comprehensive representation of the client.
I. Comprehend major background issues and criteria of the U (Non-Immigrant) Visa
II. Identify important psychosocial factors necessary in completing an evaluation of this petition
III. Recognize the types of harm that qualify the petitioner for this Visa category
Length: 1hr 2min
- Jan H.
Meet the Lecturer(s)
MARK S. SILVER is a lawyer and New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a doctorate in psychology and a post-graduate certificate in family therapy. He is the author of several publications, including Handbook of Mitigation in Criminal and Immigration Forensics: Humanizing the Client Towards a Better Legal Outcome. Sixth Edition. (2017). Since 2002, Mark has worked as a consultant for law firms throughout the United States conducting psychosocial evaluations and writing formal reports in forensic and mitigation immigration and criminal cases. He has worked with thousands of clients from over forty countries on various individual, family, and mental health issues related to criminal conduct and deportation. He has also provided expert testimony in many of these cases.