This webinar is a primer on immigration laws and regulations for advocates serving Asian survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. It provides a basic introduction to U.S. immigration law and the paths to citizenship, the remedies available to immigrant domestic violence or sexual assault survivors–particularly VAWA protections, battered spouse waivers, and U-Visas–and the rights that all immigrants have, and should know when encountering an ICE officer.

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Upcoming webinar: New Immigration Policy Updates and Their Impact on Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

AIS is hosting a webinar designed for advocates who wish to learn more about how the new administration’s initial immigration policy developments address this chilling effect and may impact the communities we stand with and represent. We will include discussion about new executive orders and actions as well as pending legislation.

Join us to learn how these recent developments might affect survivors and learn about ways you can engage in advocacy efforts to enhance paths to safety and protection.

How COVID-19 and Systemic Responses Are Impacting Asian and Pacific Islander Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

This advisory explains how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting Asian and Pacific Islander (API) survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and describes policies enacted to address the pandemic including the CARES Act, and API and immigrant survivors’ eligibility for the programs and services offered in the legislation, as well as the implications of utilizing the services. The Advisory also discusses the effect of systematic responses to the COVID-19 crisis and the unique issues that API survivors face that systems must account for to support survivor safety during the pandemic.

Presented by Grace Huang

API-GBV
June 2017

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