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Catherine Seitz

Catherine Seitz

Legal Services for Children
Legal Director
San Francisco, CA, USA


Catherine Seitz is the Legal Director at Legal Services for Children located in San Francisco, California.  She is also the immediate past Chair for the Northern California chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and co-author of the ILRC’s U Visa Manual.  Catherine has a J.D. from U.C. Hastings and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from U.C. Berkeley.  She has been working in the field of immigration law since 1990 starting out as a legal assistant and then a BIA Accredited Representative before her admission to the California Bar in December of 2001.  Before joining Legal Services for Children in July of 2016, she worked at Bay Area Legal Aid as their Regional Immigration Coordinator where she focused on immigration relief for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Prior to that she worked at Canal Alliance, the International Institute of the East Bay, and the private immigration law firm of Simmons & Ungar.  She is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Catherine Seitz is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters T Visa Regulations, Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 243, December 2016 - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Summary of January 25 and 27, 2017 Executive Actions, Possible Impacts on Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
U Visa Resources - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault, September 2012, Freedom Network - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Immigration Protections for Survivors of Domestic Violence: Asylum, VAWA, U Visas, and T Visas (PowerPoint slides) - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence, September 2012, Freedom Network - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
8 CFR Chapter 1 2012, § 214.14—Alien Victims of Certain Qualifying Criminal Activity - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
U Nonimmigrant Status (Form I-918) Waitlist Notice, February 3, 2014, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Immigration Options for Victims of Crimes - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Gender-Based Asylum Post-Matter of A-R-C-G-: Evolving Standards and Fair Application of the Law, Southwestern Journal of International Law, Volume 22, 2016 - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Domestic Violence as a Basis for Asylum: An Analysis of 206 Case Outcomes in the United States from 1994 to 2012, Hastings Women’s Law Journal, Volume 24:1, Winter 2013 - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence, Updated April 2015, Freedom Network - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault, Updated April 2015, Freedom Network - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Getting Legal Status Based on Domestic Violence - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Tuesday, May 02, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Getting Legal Status Based on Domestic Violence - Getting Legal Status Based on Domestic Violence, Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Getting Legal Status Based on Domestic Violence - Getting Legal Status Based on Domestic Violence, Tuesday, May 02, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Getting Legal Status Based on Domestic Violence - Getting Legal Status Based on Domestic Violence, Tuesday, May 02, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Wednesday, May 03, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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