Letter to DOJ from anti-violence community (Dec. 2022)

ASISTA and the Alliance for Immigrant Survivors led a sign on letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland urging him to vacate and overrule three precedents that prevent immigration adjudicators from respecting post-conviction or sentencing relief granted to immigrant survivors under state and federal law.  The letter, which was joined by 68 organizations and 13 individuals, discussed the ways in which abusers manipulate the criminal legal system, and the injustices of the criminal legal system itself that harm survivors who are Black, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander, from the Middle East, Indigenous, and people of color as well as LGBTQ survivors of these groups. Click here to access the letter.