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Tag Archives: domestic violence and immigration

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 […]

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Written by: María Cristina Pacheco-Alcalá, Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network What is human trafficking? Why do people keep talking about it? What does it have to do with me? The National Human Trafficking Resource Center defines human trafficking as a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, […]

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Services supported by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) make a difference to victims every day. When a survivor chooses to obtain a protective order — a critical safety remedy supported by VAWA — more often than not, it reduces violence. Threats to kill or harm decreased nearly 50 percent. Moderate physical abuse decreased 61 percent and […]

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What is the U visa? The U visa was created with bipartisan support under the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 2000 in order to protect immigrant victims of certain serious crimes and encourage them to report these crimes and assist in the investigation and prosecution, regardless of their immigration status. Who can […]

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Follow us on Facebook and Twitter using #DVAM2016 and #ThisIsDV for daily facts about domestic violence. Click here to download these facts in an 11″ x 17″ printable poster. 1 in 3 Latinas have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime 50% of Latinas who experience abuse never report it Due to barriers like anti-immigrant laws, […]

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Written by: Rebecca De Leon, Communications and Marketing Coordinator “Guilt is: I made a mistake. Shame is: I am a mistake.” – Alysia Nicole Harris The Culturally Specific Services Program (CSSP) Institute kicked off with a powerful presentation by Alysia Nicole Harris on Monday, August 22, 2016. After telling her story, the internationally known artist […]

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By Pierre Berastaín, Assistant Director of Innovation and Engagement and Rebecca De León, Communications and Marketing Coordinator On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court came to a split decision on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and extended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+). The four/four non-decision sends the judgment back to the lower […]

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For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we present a new infographic on domestic violence in the Latin@ community. While domestic violence affects all communities in the United States at similar rates, this infographic highlights unique dynamics that are specific to the experiences of Latin@ survivors of violence. National statistics about the experience of domestic violence among […]

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Letter to Secretary Johnson from 136 House Democrats Says DHS “Has Not Fully Grasped the Serious Harm Being Inflicted Upon Mothers and Children”  “We believe the only solution to this problem is to end the use of family detention” WASHINGTON, D.C. –The overwhelming majority of Democrats in the House — including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democratic Whip […]

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On November, 2014 President Obama used his discretion to give place to programs that provide some undocumented immigrants with the choice to contribute to the U.S. economy and come out of the shadows of our society.  As you read this, members of Congress are trying to make up their minds as to whether to support […]

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