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Tag Archives: immigration

The following information is a thoughtful proposal of solutions to the humanitarian crisis at the border, as outlined in the report by Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network and St. Edward’s University, titled Latina Immigrant Women and Children’s Well-Being and Access to Services After Detention. Findings emerging from these data point to several policy implementation […]

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*Trigger warning. Please note this entry contains language and material that might be triggering for some readers. The following information is from a research report by Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network and St. Edward’s University. Download the entire report for free here. Post-Detention: Surviving the Holding Pattern This study reveals a host of immediate […]

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The following information is from a research report by Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network and St. Edward’s University. Download the entire report for free here. Replicating Violence and Trauma An overwhelming number of women in immigrant detention are survivors of violence, abuse and trauma, having experienced violence directly or having been exposed to tremendous […]

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The following information is from a research report by Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network and St. Edward’s University. Download the entire report for free here. Detention: Encerrada como un animal* Despite the manner in which women crossed the border into the U.S., whether presenting themselves at a port of entry as an asylum-seeker or […]

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In Winter 2018, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network’s research team updated the facts and statistics for its resources on intimate partner violence (IPV). Below is the latest, updated information. Contextual Factors IPV happens within the context of a family’s daily life, which is deeply affected by numerous factors, both personal and systemic, that impact […]

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This blog was written by staff at the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and was originally published here. The authors have given express permission for the blog to be republished by the National Latin@ Network. Providing the necessary mental health interventions to undocumented communities can be a challenge for social […]

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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) happens within the context of a family’s daily life, which is deeply affected by numerous factors, both personal and systemic, that impact and are impacted by IPV. Some of these have been documented in the literature. Cultural values must be identified and understood to develop effective IPV interventions. Two values of […]

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Ensuring Access: Non-discrimination provisions requires providing access to all survivors, regardless of immigration status Ensuring Access to Services Necessary for the Protection of Life or Safety Some advocates or service providers express uncertainty as to whether their program can serve undocumented immigrants. When Congress enacted the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in […]

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Written by Pierre Berastaín, Assistant Director of Innovation and Engagement, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network How to become civically engaged Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or from any other political party or ideology, you probably feel strongly about some issues Congress and the Trump administration are considering. From advocacy around the DREAM […]

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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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