Niche Your Practice With Immigration Evaluations

How To Write Immigration Evaluations

Learn How To Write and Master Immigration Evaluations

My name is Juan, I’m a Professional Counselor and consultant. I specialize in helping counselors learn how to build a private practice in the niche, immigration evaluations.

I’ve successfully conducted and helped hundreds of individuals and families with their immigration evaluations in cases ranging from Waivers to U-Visas. I have worked with attorneys in NC and across the U.S in providing evaluations to individuals in the immigration process.

The immigration training workshop is a set of courses created to help clinicians learn everything they need to know about effectively writing immigration evaluations, marketing, and filling a private practice.

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The training will educate you to understand everything that you need to know to add writing immigration evaluation niche to your counseling practice. In the training, you will learn exactly what you need to know when it comes to each immigration case.

The training covers common immigration cases (U-Visa, VAWA, T-Visa, DACA, Cancellation of Removal, Asylum, and Extreme Hardship Waivers).

You will learn how your role as a clinician fits into the immigration evaluation service you are providing as well as how to work with the attorney during the collaborative relationship. The immigration training provides guidance in learning how to work with the client from the initial phone call to the evaluation or testimonial phase. You will have an inside look at how evaluations are conducted and written as well as professional and ethical considerations.

As you dive into the niche of writing immigration evaluations take time to understand the common immigration cases.

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VAWA (Violence Against Women’s Act)

What does VAWA stand for?

  • Violence Against Women’s Act.
  • Also includes male victims.

What does VAWA provide the applicant (your client) with?

  • VAWA supports the battered individual to file and adjust their status to that of a lawful permanent resident.

How the client qualifies for the VAWA:

  • The victim must demonstrate/prove the suffering or extreme cruelty by the abuser.
  • The abuser is a U.S Citizen or a lawful permanent resident.
  • If divorced from the abusive spouse, the applicant must apply for VAWA within 2-years of the divorce date.


What is it?

  • Asylum is a form of protection from removal. The applicant can file affirmatively or defensively and must demonstrate that they have a well-founded fear of persecution from their home country.

Common questions and areas of focus for the clinician:

  • Vary case by case.
  • Affirm past or future persecution.
  • Document the nature of trauma in a clear manner. Keep it simple and direct versus clinical.
  • Identify psychological impact of trauma.
  • Identify impact of trauma in areas of life: work, social relationships, family,…
  • Assess potential cultural implications:
  • Trauma inventories that can enhance the data found.

U VISA (Non-Immigration Status)

Client qualifies for the U Visa if they meet the following:

  • A victim of a qualifying criminal activity
  • Have suffered substantial physical and/or emotional injury/abuse due to the crime.
  • Positive support with law enforcement in being helpful with the investigation and prosecution.

Common questions and areas of focus for the clinician:

  • To provide evidence on the qualifying crime that took place.
  • To document the applicant’s story.
  • Identify the impact of the qualifying crime in the following areas:
    • Family system.
  • To validate and reinforce the proof of injury.
  • To provide a proposed treatment recommendation.
  • Take into account cultural factors such as machismo or male stoicism which may decline the applicant’s ability to disclose abusive experiences.

T VISA (Trafficking Visa)

How the client qualifies for the T Visa:

  • Be a victim in the U.S.
  • Must comply with all reasonable requests to support with investigation and prosecution.
  • Must be able to demonstrate extreme hardship if removed.

Common questions and areas of focus for the clinician:

  • Work with the client in identifying type of trafficking.
  • Understand that these cases typically cause one to lose some or all of their freedom.
  • Identify if client is under threat.
  • Identify potential trauma that may have taken place.


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Joining gives you access to the QUICK START GUIDE to writing powerful hardship evaluations. Each month, you will receive resources that are aimed at helping you build your immigration practice, work with immigration attorneys, increase revenue, and write expert hardship evaluations.