Feburary 21, 2019

In 2017, a survey conducted by API-GBV and partner organizations revealed that 43% of survivor advocates worked with immigrant survivors who dropped their cases because they were fearful to continue. In a recent statement to California Health Report, Policy Director Grace Huang suggests that fears are likely to be even stronger now: survivors are “declining to apply (for U visa protections) because they’d rather be under the radar than (have) immigration authorities have any information about them.”

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