Resources for Survivors and Advocates
This section contains general resources and other useful information translated in several languages to assist immigrant survivors with their rights in this country. It also contains resources for immigration attorneys, practitioners, advocates, community organizers, and anyone working with immigrant survivors at risk of removal.
Resources for Survivors
Esta es una gran herramienta desarrollada por Break the Cycle. Es una función interactiva que ayuda a jóvenes y adultos jóvenes a personalizar un plan de seguridad en línea.
Immigration Benefits for Survivors
Know Your Rights
Step Forward/Hacia Delante is a resource for women immigrants developed by We Belong Together, Immigration Advocates Network and the National Domestic Worker Alliance, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and Probono.net with advocacy tools, legal directory, and know your rights materials.
Hacia Delante es un recurso para mujeres inmigrantes desarrollado por We Belong Together, Immigration Advocates Network y National Domestic Worker Alliance, Foro Nacional Asiático de Mujeres del Pacífico Americano y Probono.net con herramientas de promoción, directorio legal y materiales para conocer sus derechos.
Appleseed deportation manual is a comprehensive resource designed for immigrants and service providers to develop plans related to financial and family issues in the event of deportation, arrest and other family emergencies. ASISTA and Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV) are proud to author the chapter on Domestic Violence issues.
Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. has extensive KYR materials available including comprehensive guides, one-pagers, and powerpoint presentations. Know Your Rights: A Guide to Know Your Rights When Interacting with Law Enforcement.
ACLU Know Your Rights One-Pagers. Quick resource guide to your rights is stopped by police, immigration (ICE) or FBI. Available in English (Arabic) العَرَبِيَّة 中文(简) (Chinese) Creole فارسی (Farsi) Français (French) Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian) 한국어 (Korean) Português (Portuguese) Soomaali (Somali) Español (Spanish) Tagalog (Urdu) اُردُو and Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese).
Immigrant Access to Public Benefits
This practice manual was written by Eunice Cho from the National Employment Law Project. The practice manual is free, and available for download.
Where Do We Go From Here? Challenges Facing Transnational Migrant Families between the US and Mexico (October 2013)
This is a publication produced by IMUMI, the Institute for Women in Migration, a non-profit organization based in Mexico City that works to represent the voices of women affected by migration in the Mexican context.This resource depicts the various challenges faced by transnational family that often intersect with issues of violence, immigration, child welfare, and child custody. The report is also available in Spanish on their website, www.imumi.org.
Seeking Asylum: Pro Se Manual for DV Survivors (available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole, 2013)
The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) is pleased to announce the release of our pro se manual for survivors of domestic violence seeking asylum, withholding of removal and Convention Against Torture protection in the United States – available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. We developed this manual in response to a call from advocates, and in recognition of the countless women who are eligible for asylum but due to lack of information and/or lack of access to legal representation, do not receive the protection they deserve. Our release of all three versions of this pro se manual is particularly timely given the refugee crisis at our border, and the thousands of women and girls fleeing domestic abuse in Central America.
Sonia Parras wrote Breaking the Silence: A Training Manual for Activists, Advocates and Latina Organizers. Produced by the Family Violence Prevention Fund with financial support provided by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.
Sonia Parras escribió Rompiendo el Silencio: Un manual de capacitación para activistas, activistas y organizadores latinos. Producido por Fondo de Prevención de Violencia Familiar con el apoyo financiero de la Oficina de Violencia Hacia la Mujer del Departamento de Justicia de EE. UU.
General Immigration Resources
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, the government agency that is in charge of accepting applications for immigration benefits, created a glossary of common immigration terms which is available online.
El Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos, la agencia gubernamental que está a cargo de aceptar solicitudes de beneficios de inmigración, creó un glosario de términos de inmigración común que está disponible en línea.
This chart was created by ASISTA, Freedom Network, KIND, and Tahirih Justice Center for a side-by-side comparison of different forms of relief, requirements, benefits and procedures.
Tools for Working with Immigrant Survivors
ASISTA with support from the Alliance for Immigrant Survivors (AIS) has released an advocacy toolkit to help those who work with survivors engage in advocacy efforts with their members of Congress.