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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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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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At the age of sixteen, Consuelo went to a party with some friends after work. At the party, one of her co-workers raped her.  Had she been a witness to her own rape, she would have immediately named it rape, but because it happened to her and not someone else, she feared she had done […]

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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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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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Olga Trujillo is the Public Policy Director for the National Latin@ Network. She leads and coordinates key public policy efforts, provides program direction and oversight to public policy initiatives, and develops and ensures the implementation of a national Latin@ public policy agenda that engages a variety of individual/institutional stakeholders from across the country. Where are […]

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By Heidi Notario, Director of Implementation and Social Change Beginning on February 21, 2016, I had the opportunity to attend a week long domestic violence knowledge exchange in China, as part of the U.S. Delegation that brought together a group of experts on this topic. This trip was part of the People to People Exchange […]

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Over 300 Organizations Committed to Ending Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking Write to House Majority Leadership Urging Immigration Reform Seventy-five percent of immigrants in the U.S. are women and children, including approximately 5 million women and 1.5 million children who are undocumented, a fact little known in the debates on immigration reform. Nevertheless, […]

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Legislative Background and Update: During NNEDV’s last advocacy day in June 2013, immigration reform was included among the legislative priorities and coalitions urged members of Congress to support comprehensive immigration reform. On June 27, 2013, the Senate passed a bi-partisan comprehensive immigration reform bill (S.744), by a vote of 68-32, which included a pathway to legal work authorization […]

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