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

By Admin | Jun 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Comment Opportunity: Oppose USCIS Changes to Fee Waiver Forms and Policy

On June 5, 2019, USCIS published another notice and opportunity for comment on their proposed fee waiver changes. These changes were initially proposed in September 2018, and later addressed in a second opportunity for comment in April 2019. This third notice provides additional details regarding USCIS’ rationale for adjusting the fee waiver form and practices. …

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Practice Alert: Extension of I-918 Forms

By Admin | Jun 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Practice Alert: Extension of I-918 Forms

On May 29, 2019, ASISTA and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) sent a letter to USCIS leadership expressing concern that the two-month grace period to transition to the new Form I-918 would cause hardship to survivors, advocates, and law enforcement agencies.  On Friday, June 21, 2019, USCIS updated the I-918 Form website, so that information regarding the edition…

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Practice Update: Implementation of NTA memo on survivor-based cases

By Admin | Jun 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Practice Update: Implementation of NTA memo on survivor-based cases

In May and June of 2019, some practitioners have reported that USCIS issued a number of NTAs in connection with denied U and T visa applications. Given these reports, ASISTA in conjunction with CAST, Freedom Network USA, American Association of Immigration Lawyers (AILA), Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles created…

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Letter to USCIS: Extend grace period for new I-918 Forms

By Admin | May 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Letter to USCIS: Extend grace period for new I-918 Forms

On May 29, 2019 AILA and ASISTA sent a letter to USCIS leadership as well as the CIS Ombudsman expressing concern that the two-month grace period to transition to the new Form I-918 is insufficient as it will cause hardship to survivors, advocates, as well as law enforcement agencies. Read the letter here.

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Supporting Immigrants and ASISTA – Get your t-shirt or sweatshirt today!

By Ahlam Moussa | May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Help Support ASISTA by wearing this INCREDIBLE t-shirt or sweatshirt that shows our solidarity and your support of immigrants! Buy one for yourself, your family, friends, and colleagues. Campaign ends May 31st so make sure to order one here as soon as you can.

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ASISTA and NOW Submit Opposition to USCIS Tip Form

By Admin | Apr 18, 2019 | Comments Off on ASISTA and NOW Submit Opposition to USCIS Tip Form

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 for abusers and perpetrators of crime to weaponize the immigration system against survivors, with impunity. Read our comment here.

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ASISTA Breaking News! April 2019

By Maria Lazzarino | Apr 12, 2019 | Comments Off on ASISTA Breaking News! April 2019

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

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Comment Today! USCIS Fraud Tip Form

By Admin | Mar 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Comment Today! USCIS Fraud Tip Form

On February 15, 2019 the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a proposed form for notice and comment to collect information from the general public regarding purported immigration fraud. At ASISTA, we are particularly concerned about this Fraud Tip form as it represents another tool for abusers and perpetrators of crime to…

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ASISTA News – April 2019

By Ahlam Moussa | Mar 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

In this month’s “newsletter” we share strategies for addressing and challenging the latest, myriad attacks on immigrant crime survivors seeking secure status and defending against deportation, including a new advocacy project we hope you will join.  Come discuss these and other emerging hot topics at one of our Spring pre-conference all-day CLE trainings! Check it…

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Undocumented in the Hudson Valley: The Luis Martinez Story

By neonadmin | Mar 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

He’s an employer, father, husband, and community member. Why is ICE threatening to deport this man? Read more here.

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