ASISTA's mission is to advance the dignity, rights and liberty of immigrant survivors of violence. 

Recent Updates


ASISTA Joins Over 150 Organization in Opposition to Harmful Asylum Ban

By Admin | January 10, 2019

This week ASISTA Immigration Assistance is privileged to join National Immigrant Justice Center, Human Rights First and over 150 organizations in submitting a comment in response to the Department of…

Press Statement: ASISTA Response to National Address

By Admin | January 10, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2019 Contact: Ahlam Moussa, ahlam@asistahelp.org   ASISTA Response to President Trump’s National Address Suffield, CT – The following is a statement from Cecelia Friedman Levin, Senior Policy Counsel…

Judge strikes down efforts to diminish protections for asylum seekers.

By Admin | December 20, 2018

ASISTA applauds the federal court decision yesterday which restores critical protections for asylum seekers fleeing domestic violence and gang brutality.  The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies and ACLU challenged the…


Working at the nexus of immigration and domestic/sexual violence survivor advocacy communities, ASISTA is uniquely positioned to identify systemic problems and advocate for change.


ASISTA provides multiple training opportunities throughout the year through our interactive web-based formats as well as in-person events.  To find more about our trainings, please click here.

Case Assistance

ASISTA helps attorneys and advocates work through complex problems in VAWA self-petitions, U and T visas and other forms of immigration benefits for victims of crime, including case liaison assistance to address problems with the relevant agency.

What Others Are Saying

A BIG thank you for all your help. The quick response most certainly had to do with your intervention. Again, I truly appreciate all you have done.

“A HUGE thank you to ASISTA for helping my U Visa clients who have recently & FINALLY been placed on deferred action status. The cases had been pending since 2012 and after they refused to reopen the cases sua sponte, I sought ASISTA’s help and it was well worth it! Thank you!”

Gail's emails are POWERFUL! My client's EAD has arrived - and it's been granted for two years! Thank you all so very much for everything you do, it makes a huge difference! Thank you!!

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