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Tag Archives: immigrants

Written by: Rosie Hidalgo, Senior Director of Public Policy, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network Immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking often face additional challenges and barriers when seeking assistance and safety. It is well known that perpetrators of these crimes often exploit a victim’s immigration status as a tool of abuse […]

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By: Paula Gomez Stordy, M.Ed., Consultant/Educator Political conversations were the backdrop of my childhood and the source of passionate arguments in my family. In 1973, four years after my parents emigrated from Chile to Boston, the U.S. supported a coup that resulted in the death of socialist president Salvador Allende and positioned Augusto Pinochet as […]

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When Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was first implemented, we asked a number of shelters and organizations that work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence to answer a survey which included a question that asked them if they had ever helped a survivor of sexual or domestic violence obtain DACA. We heard stories […]

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The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 each year since WEAAD’s inception in 2012. What is elder abuse? Elder abuse affects seniors across all socio-economic groups, cultures, and races. The abuse of older adults is a serious problem and victims may feel alone or […]

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By Friends of Farmworkers For over 30 years, Friends of Farmworkers (FOF) has provided free legal services to low-wage immigrant and migrant workers in Pennsylvania.  Over the past several years, FOF staff noticed that a growing number of its client population – which includes workers present in the U.S. on temporary visas and undocumented workers […]

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