Stand with Immigrant Survivors of Violence

Support justice and dignity for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

Imagine you are a survivor of violence,

but you're not sure it's safe to go to an emergency room, request a restraining order, or dial 911.

Help fight this reality faced by immigrants across the United States.

Imagine you are a survivor of violence,

but you're not sure it's safe to go to an emergency room, request a restraining order, or dial 911.

Help fight this reality faced by immigrants across the United States.

About ASISTA

How We Work

ASISTA is a network of attorneys and advocates across the nation working at the intersection of immigration and gender-based violence.
Through policy change and legal support, we are challenging the oppressive systems that endanger survivors.

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Policy and Advocacy

ASISTA pushes for federal policies that ensure safety and justice for immigrant survivors.

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Impact Litigation

ASISTA coordinates lawsuits to prevent the government from unfairly deporting survivors of violence.

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Legal Assistance & Training

ASISTA provides expert case consultation, trainings and resources to attorneys and advocates navigating the complex immigration system.

Are you an attorney or advocate for immigrant survivors?
The Survivors

Who We Serve

We serve strong immigrants who are rising from the shadows of violence and abuse. They push past obstacles such as threats from abusers, language barriers, misapplied laws, separation from children, trauma, and complex immigration systems to live a life with dignity and self-determination. Though every story is unique, each person has a right to protection under existing U.S. laws.

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Tatiana, from Jamaica, suffered severe domestic violence. Her son Leo was 5 years old when her long journey to immigration status began. ASISTA successfully aided in the push for Leo's immigration status, and the mother and son were reunited after 7 years.

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Eva fled violence in El Salvador seeking safety in the U.S., but she was detained by ICE. She faced deportation—and 6 years apart from her child. When ASISTA intervened in her case, she was pulled from her removal flight, and allowed to stay and work here legally. She refers to her release as "un milagro”—a miracle.

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Claudia, from Colombia, was subjected to extreme domestic violence at the hands of her abusive U.S. citizen husband. Because of ASISTA's direct advocacy with the government, she was able to obtain her work authorization so that she could safely rebuild her life without relying on her abuser.

Names may have been changed to protect client privacy and safety. Photos may not depict actual client.

A Top-Rated-Charity

Trusted by over 4,700 attorneys and advocates
working on the front lines

ASISTA trained 2,555 advocates and attorneys on defending survivors against deportation this past year

ASISTA provided direct, specialized case support to survivor representatives nationwide in 1,304 cases this past year

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ASISTA made a huge difference pointing me in the right direction, and I am relieved that the judge is now on our side. The support I received from ASISTA was invaluable!”

– Daniel Huang, Attorney,
Monterey Park, CA

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I am grateful for all of the hard work that you and your colleagues have done to make sure that cases like this can actually have a positive outcome."

– Danielle Robinson Brand, Attorney, Minneapolis, MN

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Thank you for all of the awesome support you provide to us practitioners. You are the reason we are able to achieve amazing outcomes for our clients and truly change their lives."

– Lauren Armstrong, Attorney,
Las Cruces, NM

Be an advocate for justice

Help break through barriers of oppression to restore stability, freedom, and independence for immigrant survivors of violence.