Recent Updates


ASISTA Practice Pointer: CBP Transfer Notices for U Visa Petitions (November 2019)

By Maria Lazzarino | November 7, 2019

Have you received a notice from USCIS stating that your U visa case has been transferred to a CBP office or local field office? This Practice Pointer explains that these…

ICE Letter to Congress Confirms 2011 Guidance on Victims still Effective

By Admin | November 1, 2019

In September 2019, ICE responded to a letter sent by Representative Julián Castro (TX-20) and several other members of Congress about the guidance changes regarding stay of removal processes for…

A Northern Virginia Mother Was A Victim Of Domestic Violence. She Was Deported.

By Ahlam Moussa | September 11, 2019


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.

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