News & Updates

ASISTA joins amicus effort for work authorization for pending U visa applicants

By Admin | Dec 28, 2017 |

ASISTA is proud to share the Amicus Brief related to bona fide work authorization while U visas are pending. The brief was filed in October in the Eastern District of New York.  Many thanks to  Celso Perez and Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt for crafting the brief for us, to Julie Carpenter of Tahirih…

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Buzzfeed Article: Survivors Not Reaching Out for Help for Fear of Deportation

By Admin | Mar 20, 2017 |

“President Trump’s policies are forcing undocumented immigrants who suffer domestic abuse to decide which is riskier: staying with their abusers, or going to court and possibly being detained by immigration agents.” Read full article here.

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Post-Election Q & A for Advocates and Attorneys Serving Immigrant Survivors of Gender-based Violence

By Admin | Dec 13, 2016 |

It is important for attorneys and advocates working with immigrant domestic violence/sexual assault survivors to understand what the anticipated changes in immigration policy might mean for the individuals and families they serve.  For this reason, this post-election Q &A was prepared to explain how the anticipated changes may effect immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual…

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Advisory Committee Report on Family Detention

By Admin | Oct 31, 2016 |

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers (ACFRC) was established on July 24, 2015, and is comprised of experts in the fields of primary education, detention management, detention reform, immigration law, family and youth services, trauma-informed services, and physical and mental health. ASISTA’s Sonia Parras Konrad was appointed as a…

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