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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 | Comments Off on Supporting Immigrants and ASISTA – Get your t-shirt or sweatshirt today!

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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A week with Al Otro Lado

By neonadmin | Mar 19, 2019 | Comments Off on A week with Al Otro Lado

by Cecelia Friedman Levin, Senior Policy Counsel I just returned from volunteering with the Border Rights Project at Al Otro Lado in Tijuana, Mexico.  At the end of each day, volunteers often shared their “highs and lows” of what they experienced during the day.  In that spirit, I share my own. Lows: The inhumane, unlawful and shameful treatment…

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New Form I-539/I-539A Published Today

By Admin | Mar 8, 2019 | Comments Off on New Form I-539/I-539A Published Today

ASISTA drafted a short practice update on the newly published Form I-539 and I-539A. Read more about the grace period and the new biometrics requirements here.

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Fee Waiver Case Collection

By neonadmin | Mar 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Fee Waiver Case Collection

ASISTA is collecting stories where fee waivers for applications related to VAWA self-petitions, U visas, T visas, SIJS and other humanitarian protections have been denied, including motions to reopen/reconsider and appeals.  This is the first in a series of data collection tools ASISTA is releasing to strengthen our advocacy efforts and to demonstrate the numerous…

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