WEBINAR | Supporting Immigrant Survivors
Refugees, asylees, and immigrants who face domestic violence often also have to overcome additional barriers to receiving appropriate services as a result of their immigration status, a fact that abusers often manipulate. Legal immigration status enhances a victim’s safety, economic security, and the range of options available to the victim to help her/him feel able to leave an abusive relationship. This training will cover the different legal immigration reliefs available for survivors who are not citizens of the United States, such as the Violence Against Women Act, T-VISAs and U-VISAs. The eligibility criteria for these services is articulated, an overview on how to file for these immigration reliefs is provided and attendees are connected to statewide resources to support survivors.