Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic issues U-visa report

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin discussed the work of students and instructors in DePaul's Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic in the article "Helping family trees plant roots at DePaul clinic."

The story specifically highlights the work of Immigration Advocacy Clinic students Geraldine Arruela, Cordia Perez, Ana Valenzuela and Katerin Zurita, who, along with supervising attorney Sarah Diaz, recently published "Unequal Protection: Disparate Treatment of Immigrant Crime Victims in Cook, the Collar Counties & Beyond." This report identifies discrepancies among certifying agencies in U-visa certification policy and practice and provides recommendations which would better align the policies and practices of those agencies with the purpose and intent of the federal U-visa scheme. The U-Visa provides eligible victims with nonimmigrant status in order to temporarily remain in the United States while assisting law enforcement. 

Download report: "Unequal Protection: Disparate Treatment of Immigrant Crime Victims in Cook, the Collar Counties and Beyond"

Download "Helping family trees plant roots at DePaul", which appeared in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on October 24, 2014.