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By: Anonymous Please note this entry contains language and material that might be triggering for some readers. Even having conversations with our immigration attorney is difficult. The dread of hearing dismaying news about our case weighs heavily on my husband and I during the silent car ride to their office. He glances around nervously 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 2017 survey reveals the impact increased immigration enforcement has had on victims experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault. Seven national organizations that work to end domestic violence and sexual assault released the results of the 2017 Advocate and Legal Service Survey Regarding Immigrant Survivors on May 18, 2017. The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based […]

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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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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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Who is this document for? This is a Question and Answer (Q&A) for domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) victim advocates and attorneys who are serving immigrant survivors of gender-based violence, both undocumented survivors and survivors who may be eligible for VAWA self-petitions, U visas, T visas or applying for gender-based asylum. Keep in mind […]

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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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On June 15th, the National Latin@ Network will observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Like all adult survivors of abuse, older adults have a complex set of circumstances shaped by culture, gender, sexual orientation, and immigration status.  Latin@ older survivors may face additional barriers that require service providers to examine how they are currently delivering […]

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