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

Recent Updates


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

By Ahlam Moussa | September 17, 2019

Comment Today: Voice Your Opposition to the proposed USCIS Tip Form

By Admin | September 5, 2019

On August 8, 2019 the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a second opportunity for notice and comment on the new USCIS Tip Form to collect information from the…

The Hill: ICE rule change on U visas sparks outrage

By Admin | August 30, 2019

“The Trump administration has quietly altered its handling of visas granted to immigrants who cooperate with criminal investigations, allowing people to be deported even while they are waiting for their…


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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