The National Latin@ Network Introduces List of Resources for Enhanced Safety Planning for Immigrant Survivors
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
In response to the growing need for advocates to have access to accurate information about immigration for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network has compiled a library of resources and materials aimed at directing organizers, activists, attorneys, community leaders, immigrant victims and survivors and their families to valuable, timely knowledge and materials.
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) includes important protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. It is well known that abusers often use a victim’s lack of immigration status as a tactic of abuse – threatening to report them to ICE and have them deported. Similarly, it is extremely common for abusers to tell immigrant survivors that if they reach out for help from the police or the courts, then they will be arrested and separated from their families. As a result, it is important to ensure that immigrant victims know that they can reach out for help and that there are protections in place to help them access safety and justice.
This library contains important resources to assist advocates in their efforts to engage in enhanced safety planning, help survivors access important immigration remedies, and support systems advocacy efforts.
*NOTE: Not all resources have information in Spanish. To request help with these materials in Spanish, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.