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

By Ahlam Moussa | May 21, 2019

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 Joins Over 150 Organization in Opposition to Harmful Asylum Ban

By Admin | Jan 10, 2019

This week ASISTA Immigration Assistance is privileged to join National Immigrant Justice Center, Human Rights First and over 150 organizations in submitting a comment in response to the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security adoption of an interim final rule barring access to asylum for those who enter the United States outside…

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Challenging USCIS harmful changes to fee waiver policy

By Admin | Dec 20, 2018

In November 2018,  ASISTA fought back on harmful USCIS changes to fee waiver practices and forms.  USCIS is creating barriers to equal access to survivor protections, especially for survivors who have few financial resources of their own. ASISTA created a template comment for advocates to share how these damaging changes affect survivors, and you can…

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Do you have the right email addresses for the Hotline?

By Admin | Feb 21, 2018

We have heard from the VAWA Unit at the Vermont Service Center (VSC) that some stakeholders may be reaching out to the VAWA Unit Hotlines using an incorrect email address, (e.g. sending an email to hotlinefollowupi918i914.vsc@dhs.gov, which is the wrong domain). Even when you reach out to the dhs.gov email, you may still receive an auto-response that your message…

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