ALERT: ASISTA submits Amicus on Erosion of Continuances and Admin Closure for Survivors of Violence

Yesterday, ASISTA, along with our partners, submitted an amicus brief challenging EOIR’s erosion of docketing tools like continuances and administrative closures. This errosion results in limiting access to critical immigration relief for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and other serious crimes. 

ASISTA was joined in this brief by American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV), National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Ohio Domestic Violence Network, and Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence.  We are grateful to our allies for helping protect and advance the rights of survivors.

Special thanks to Grace Huang, Chuck Roth, Elissa Steglich, Russell Abrutyn, Sabrina Damast and Patrick Taurel for their prompt and sage feedback. Thank you are also to Lily Axelrod of Siskind Susser PC for stepping in to serve as co-counsel for amici organizations. 

To download the brief in Word version, please click here