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December 2010

Dec 16
December 16
USCIS Releases Final Q&A from September Stakeholders Meeting

 USCIS released the final Q&A on U Visas and VAWA's from the September Stakeholders meeting with Vermont Service Center.

Dec 13
December 13
New ASISTA Newsletter Available

September 2010


August 2010

Aug 13
August 13
National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women Files Amici Curiae Brief in 8th Circuit VAWA Appeal

 On August 13, 2010, an Amici Curiae Brief was filed in the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals by The National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women, Legal Momentum's Immigrant Women Project, The Family Violence Prevention Fund, and ASISTA.  This amicus brief for the extreme cruelty in the form of children witnessing abuse in the home, providing the history and purpose of VAWA as context and social science background.

Aug 9
August 9

 In this issue:


  1. Q&A with VSC from April 6, 2010
  2. Practice Guide to Representing U Visa Applicants With Criminal Convictions or Criminal History (Part 2 of a Two Part Article).
  3. Practice Updates
  4. ASISTA’s FAQ’s
  5. Announcements



May 2010

May 27
May 27



  1. Practice Guide to Representing U Visa Applicants With Criminal Convictions or Criminal History by Ann Benson & Jonathan Moore (Part 1 of a Two Part Article).
  2. Sample Request for Waiver of Inadmissibility
  3. Victim of Crime Advocate (Expert) Declaration Guidelines on Substantial Abuse.
  4. Practice Updates:  
  • HIV and VAWA
  • DOS Cable on U Visa Processing Abroad
  1. ASISTA’s FAQ’s, by ASISTA Staff
  2. Announcements


May 7
May 7
New ASISTA Website Launched

 Asista launched our new website May 7, 2010.  

May 6
May 6
A Message from Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice

 The Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division issued an email  with contact information for reporting evidence of hate crimes, discrimination, or violations of civil rights.


May 4
May 4
ICE Detainee Database Comment Period Open

 Comment period open for New ICE Detainee Searchable Database


April 2010

Apr 23
April 23
NNIRR urges you take four actions NOW to take a stand for justice and human rights.


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed today the anti-immigrant, racial profiling bill SB 1070 at 1:30 pm Pacific Time, despite a massive outpouring of opposition from within the state and nationwide.
In the state of Arizona, massive protests have been taking place and are expected to continue. This morning thousands of high school and college students, largely from immigrant families, broke away from classes to take part in protests against this horrific legislation that could have a devastating effect on their communities.
The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights joins these grassroots voices and mobilization of Arizona communities to denounce SB 1070.




March 2010


February 2010

Feb 22
February 22
Feb 1
February 1
ASISTA Newsletter

January 2010

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