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Human Trafficking in Immigrant Communities: Current Issues in Preparing Petitions for T Nonimmigrant Status

Released on: Nov. 16, 2016
Running Time: 03:37:23

Human Trafficking in Immigrant Communities: Current Issues in Preparing Petitions for T Nonimmigrant Status addresses the practical challenges faced when seeking immigration relief for trafficking victims and is structured for practitioners who are already familiar with the basic immigration framework for T nonimmigrant status.

For attorneys who need training on basic T eligibility, it is recommended that they first watch PLI’s on-demand program Human Trafficking in Immigrant Communities: Legal Responses 2015, available at www.pli.edu.

You will learn:

  • When is the sex “commercial”?
  • Assessing and overcoming inadmissibility
  • Ethical questions that attorneys might confront during the course of representing an applicant for T nonimmigrant status

This program is aimed at legal services/nonprofit attorneys who work with immigrant and at-risk clients and attorneys who would like to provide pro bono services to survivors of human trafficking.  It presumes familiarity with the basic immigration framework for T nonimmigrant status.

As part of PLI’s commitment to public service and the pro bono activities of the legal community, there is no fee for this program.


Lecture Topics [Total time 03:37:23]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.


  • Introduction and Remarks* [00:00:45]
  • Ethical Considerations Arising in Representation of Immigrant Victims of Human Trafficking [01:35:17]
    Jennifer L. Kroman, Cyrus D. Mehta, Dan Smulian, Charlotte A. Watson
  • Representation of Immigrant Victims of Human Trafficking: Assessing and Overcoming Inadmissibility [01:02:24]
    Melissa A. Brennan, Julie E. Dinnerstein, Ryan Muennich, Dania Lopez Beltran
  • Representation of Immigrant Victims of Human Trafficking: T Nonimmigrant Status for Victims of Trafficking; When is Sexual Exploitation “Commercial”? [00:58:56]
    Lori L. Cohen, Elizabeth Dallam, Amanda Kramer

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:


  • COMPLETE COURSE HANDBOOK
  • Hypothetical 1: Ethical Issues in Removal Proceedings
    Cyrus D. Mehta, Robert E. Juceam
  • Hypothetical 2
    Dan Smulian
  • Hypothetical 3
    Dan Smulian
  • Hypothetical 4
    Jennifer L. Kroman
  • Hypothetical 5
    Jennifer L. Kroman
  • Hypothetical 6: Representation of Immigrant Victims of Human Trafficking: Assessing and Overcoming Inadmissibility
    Melissa A. Brennan
  • Hypothetical 7
    Lori L. Cohen
  • Hypothetical 8
    Lori L. Cohen
  • Hypothetical 9
    Lori L. Cohen

Presentation Material


  • NEW YORK RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
  • Ethical Issues In Removal Proceedings
    Cyrus D. Mehta
  • Inadmissibility, T Non-immigrant status and T visas
    Julie E. Dinnerstein
  • Waivers of Inadmissibility, T Non-immigrant status and T visas
    Julie E. Dinnerstein
  • Human Trafficking Statutes
    Amanda Kramer
Co-Chair(s)
Lori L. Cohen ~ Director, Anti-Trafficking Initiative, Sanctuary for Families
Charlotte A. Watson ~ Executive Director, New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts, New York State Unified Court System
Speaker(s)
Melissa A. Brennan ~ Deputy Director, Anti-Trafficking Initiative, Urban Justice Center
Elizabeth Dallam ~ Policy Analyst, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
Julie E. Dinnerstein ~ TheLaw Office of Julie E. Dinnerstein, PLLC
Amanda Kramer ~ Assistant U.S. Attorney, Senior Litigation Counsel, Project Safe Childhood and Human Trafficking Coordinator, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
Jennifer L. Kroman ~ Director of Pro Bono Practice, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Dania Lopez Beltran ~ East Bay Community Law Center
Cyrus D. Mehta ~ Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners PLLC
Ryan Muennich ~ Staff Attorney, Immigrant Defense Project
Dan Smulian ~ Associate Professor of Clinical Law; Co-Director, Safe Harbor Project, Brooklyn Law School
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