Immigrant Resource Library: National Latin@ Network
“The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) includes important protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. It is well known that abusers often use a victim’s lack of immigration status as a tactic of abuse – threatening to report them to ICE and have them deported. Similarly, it is extremely common for abusers to tell immigrant survivors that if they reach out for help from the police or the courts, then they will be arrested and separated from their families. As a result, it is important to ensure that immigrant victims know that they can reach out for help and that there are protections in place to help them access safety and justice.
Included…are important resources to assist advocates in their efforts to engage in enhanced safety planning, help survivors access important immigration remedies, support systems advocacy efforts, and other useful websites.”
This is an excerpt from the Immigrant Resource Library webpage.