Working with Survivors at Risk of Removal
This section contains resources for immigration attorneys, practitioners, advocates, community organizers, and anyone working with immigrant survivors at risk of removal. You can find useful information translated in several languages to assist immigrant survivors with their rights in this country.
Survivors' Safety Planning Resources
Stay of Removal
Federal Court Litigation
New Tools for Furthering/Defending the Rights of VAWA & U Crime Survivors: Let's Go to Federal District Court! (September 27, 2017)
Webinar presented by: Maria Baldini-Potermin, Maria Baldini-Potermin & Associates, P.C.; Cecelia Friedman-Levin, ASISTA; Geoffrey Hoffman, University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic & Gail Pendleton, ASISTA.
Many thanks to Celso Perez and Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt for crafting the brief for us, to Julie Carpenter of Tahirih Justice Center and our other core group drafters, and to all the organizations that signed on. Click here to download the Amicus Brief on Bona Fide EAD for U Applicants in Word version.
Challenging Survivors Removal in Immigration Court
Webinar Presentations & Recordings: Survivor's Safety
Panelists: Audrey Carr, Director of Immigration and Special Programs, Legal Services, NYC; Cecelia Friedman Levin, Senior Policy Counsel, ASISTA; Mona Patel-Sikora, Directing Attorney, Immigration Center for Women & Children, and Gail Pendleton, Executive Director, ASISTA.
Enhanced Safety Planning for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence (February 24, 2017)
Webinar presented by Grace Huang, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence; Rosie Hidalgo, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network; Leslye Orloff, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project; Archi Pyati, Tahirih Justice Center; and Cecelia Friedman Levin, ASISTA. Click here to access the Webinar Recording
Español: Planeamiento de Seguridad Reforzado para Inmigrantes Sobrevivientes de Violencia Doméstica y Sexual (Marzo 3, 2017)
Webinario en espanol presentado por Rosie Hidalgo, Casa de Esperanza; Sonia Parras Konrad, ASISTA y Rocio Molina, Proyecto Nacional por la Defensa de las Mujeres Inmigrantes.
Webinar Series Training (Pre-Recorded): Helping those Released from Family Detention: Asylum Options for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence (2016)
This webinar series is for attorneys, accredited representatives, domestic and sexual violence advocates, mental health service providers and social workers already familiar with VAWA andU visas to help women and children released from family detention centers. Specifically, it is designed to expand your knowledge and capacity to help survivors fleeing domestic and sexual violence in their home countries apply for asylum.
Federal Court Advocacy
General Safety Planning Resources
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.
Know Your Rights Materials
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).
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 available in English, Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, and in other languages.