NIWAP Public Benefits Webinar

2023tue18apr2:00 pmtue4:00 pmNIWAP Public Benefits WebinarTips and Guidance for Helping Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth Access Publicly Funded Benefits and Services

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When unaccompanied immigrant youth survivors of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect,
human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and other crimes
begin the process of filing for protections under U.S. immigration laws, their ability to access
publicly funded benefits and services expands. Best practices are employed when professionals
working with this community of immigrant children know how to quickly access legally correct
information on which federal and state funded public benefits and services immigrant children
are eligible to receive.
This webinar will provide attendees with detailed information on the full range of publicly
funded benefits and services unaccompanied immigrant youth can access in their states. The
webinar will also highlight the best practices for accompanying and assisting immigrant survivors
applying for benefits such as housing, health care, income support, food stamps, driver’s
licenses, education, childcare, unemployment insurance and other benefits. Some publicly
funded benefits and services are open to all immigrants without regard to immigration status.
Public benefits eligibility varies by state, by form of immigration case, age of the child, youth and
the type of benefit the victim is seeking. Additionally, the webinar will demonstrate how
participants can use NIWAP’s new online benefits map and state-by-state charts. The webinar
demonstration will focus on the following states: California, Texas, D.C, Maryland, Virginia,
Florida, New York.

Speakers will include:

Leslye Orloff, President of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP)

Rafaela Rodriguez, Immigrant Women Law and Policy Fellow, (NIWAP)

CILA intends to request approval for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.75 participatory hours of credit.


April 18, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

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