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

Recent Updates


Comment Opportunity: Oppose USCIS Changes to Fee Waiver Forms and Policy

By neonadmin | April 24, 2019

ASISTA has created an updated template to comment on proposed fee waiver changes, initially proposed in September 2018.  This second opportunity to oppose these harmful changes takes into account USCIS’…

ASISTA and NOW Submit Opposition to USCIS Tip Form

By Admin | April 18, 2019

On April 16, 2019, ASISTA and the National Organization for Women (NOW) submitted a comment in opposition to the proposed USCIS Tip Form, as the form would be a tool…

ASISTA Breaking News! April 2019

By Maria Lazzarino | April 12, 2019

Exciting times at ASISTA! Read here for important news and updates.


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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