Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

CEU Series: Immigration – Obstacles and Relief for Sexual Assault Survivors

March 31, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free – $25

Bianca Aguilera Shalk and Nathalie S. Guerrero from The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) present a workshop on the obstacles and relief for immigrant survivors of sexual assault. Please join us!

Course Description:
Immigration survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence face several challenges disclosing the abuse due to their status. This presentation will cover possible immigration relief available to survivors and the special vulnerabilities they may encounter.

Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain a basic understanding of the vulnerabilities faced by immigrants as well as cultural barriers
  • Learn about the different forms of immigration relief for survivors
  • Gain awareness of current border and asylum issues

Bianca Aguilera Schalk is a staff attorney for the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a nonprofit organization that specializes in immigration defense and advocacy on behalf of immigrants and refugees. In her current position she works with non-U.S. citizens who have been victims of domestic violence or victims of crimes. Through her extensive experience representing tender-age children, including children who have been separated from their families, she developed best practices for the legal representation of children affected by the current administration’s “zerotolerance” policy. Bianca recently co-authored public comments submitted by RAICES to urge the Department of Homeland Security to amend proposed regulations for children who qualify for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

Nathalie S. Guerrero is managing attorney at RAICES and focuses on representing victims of crime in their immigration matters. Nathalie worked at Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, where she was the statewide immigration coordinator and the embedded attorney at the Latino Community Development Agency’s Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Department. While there, she represented survivors of crime in their family, immigration, and protective order cases. Nathalie previously worked at the Tulsa Immigrant Resource Network where she represented migrant survivors of crime. She is licensed in Oklahoma and Texas.

$5 for CUE credits.  Free otherwise.

Download the flyer here.


March 31, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free – $25
Event Category:


Rape Crisis Center


The Rape Crisis Center
4606 Centerview Ste. 200
San Antonio, TX 78228 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website