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July 2017

Jul 31
July 31
ICE Response to March 8, 2017 Sign on Letter to DHS and ICE about Immigrant Survivors and Access to Safety and Projection.

ICE Response to March 8, 2017 Sign on Letter to DHS and ICE about Immigrant Survivors and Access to Safety and Projection.

The letter can be viewed HERE

 

 

June 2017

Jun 13
June 13
Relaunch of Appleseed's Manual " Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation"

ASISTA is proud to partner with APIGBV and Appleseed on its relaunch of Appleseed’s Important Manual

“Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation: A Guide for Practitioners and Immigrants”.

This newly updated manual is available here: 

http://www.appleseednetwork.org/deportationmanual/

 

May 2017

May 25
May 25
Press Release on DHS Victim Information Notification Exchange (VINE) database including confidential information about immigrant survivors of violence

The Tahirih Justice Center, ASISTA, APIGBV, and Casa de Esperanza today issued a press statement announcing our request to DHS to pull down its new VINE database by tomorrow. We have discovered that identifying information of U visa applicants is searchable by the public through VINE, yet is protected under federal statute, as is the information of VAWA self-petitioners and T visa applicants. DHS is in violation of the law and subject to significant penalties, which we intend to pursue. We issued a letter to ICE Director Homan on May 12, yet continued to find applicants’ protected information online; we issued another letter today asking that if all U, VAWA, and T applicants cannot be immediately removed, the entire VINE database should be shut down by tomorrow.

See link to our press release HERE. 

See article from the Guardian related to press release HERE.  

 

 

 

 

May 24
May 24
Survey Reveals Impact of Increased Immigration Enforcement on Victims Experiencing Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Survey Reveals Impact of Increased Immigration Enforcement on Victims Experiencing Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

A big thank you to Casa De Esperanza, Tahirih Justice Center, The National Network to End Domestic Violence, National Domestic Violence Hotline, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, and the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence  who helped make this happen. Click here to see the survey

To see the most recent news articles on this from Mother Jones and NPR, click on the following links:

Mother Jones http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/immigrant-sexual-assault-domestic-violence-survivors-fear-enforcement-survey

NPR http://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529513771/new-immigration-crackdowns-creating-chilling-effect-on-crime-reporting

 

 

April 2017

Apr 18
April 18
I-918 Form Extension Update
 

March 2017

Mar 15
March 15
Sign On Letter Opposing Family Separation - deadline 3/16/2017

In light of DHS Secretary Kelly’s remarks last week that DHS is considering a policy of separating migrant families at the border, please consider signing on to this sign on letter opposing this proposed policy. The letter outlines why formalizing such a policy would be traumatic, impact family members throughout their immigration process, and why DHS should reverse course on this cruel proposal.

Please note that we are accepting only organizational sign ons  https://goo.gl/forms/kOiNnptg6FJ2dySp1 

Mar 8
March 8
Sign on Letter to DHS and ICE to Ensure Immigrant Survivors of Violence Can Access Safety and Protections

/documents/filelibrary/sign_on_letters/Sign_on_Letter_to_DHS_and_ICEProtec_9789361103AB5.pdf

 

February 2017

Feb 16
February 16
BIA U amicus admissibility
 

January 2017

Jan 19
January 19
Heartfelt thanks to Rekha Sharma-Crawford for pursuing this case to the AAO, vindicating our long-posited argument that a 212(a)(9)(C) waiver eliminates the underlying predicate for 241(a)(5). Woohoo!

Heartfelt thanks to Rekha Sharma-Crawford for pursuing this case to the AAO, vindicating our long-posited argument that a 212(a)(9)(C) waiver eliminates the underlying predicate for 241(a)(5). Woohoo!

 
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