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Realities for Immigrant Populations: How they Experience the System

Author(s): Gail Pendleton, Ellen Kemp
"Although the number of applications for VAWA status has increased, winning a VAWA self-petition is only the first step in achieving safety and independence. To gain lawful permanent residence, applicants must overcome additional legal barriers. The complicated phases of applying for immigration status coupled with the passage of VAWA 2000 have created new questions and the need for greater expertise."
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Immigration Options for Victims of Crimes: Information for Law Enforcement, Healthcare Providers and Others

This brochure provides information about VAWA, U visa, and T visa, including information about eligibility criteria and which forms to file for U or T nonimmigrant visa.
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Danger Assessment for Immigrant Women (DA-I)

Author(s): Jill Theresa Messing, Nancy Glass, Jacquelyn C. Campbell
The revised Danger Assessment (DA-I) is a culturally competent adaptation for use with immigrant women and is intended to predict reassault in abusive relationships.
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Know Your Rights: Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance Benefits

This document provides Q&A explaining unemployment benefits, discussing eligibility in circumstances involving dv, and describing the application process for benefits.
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Power and Control Tactics used against Immigrant Women

This document describes some of the tactics used to abuse immigrant women. These include emotional abuse, economic abuse, sexual abuse, using coercion and threat, intimidation, isolation, and blaming women for inciting violence.
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Quick Tips for Using an Interpreter

Author(s): Marie De Santis
This resource offers guidance on communicating via an interpreter. Available in both English and Spanish.
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How to Protect Yourself and Your Children from Domestic Violence: Safety Planning for Immigrant and Refugee Women

This document offers guidance to immigrant survivors for planning their safety at home and at work and for planning for safety of their children. Available in English and Spanish.
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No Refuge Here: Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention

This webinar on sexual violence behind bars focuses on the immigration detention system. Expert presenters look at the unique vulnerabilities of immigrant detainees, and the obstacles they face to getting help.
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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
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The Facts on Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence

This fact sheet offers some statistics about immigration and domestic violence, and describes some of the financial, cultural, and linguistic barriers that may deter immigrant women from seeking services.
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Reproductive Justice 101: A Select History

This Reproductive Justice 101 interactive timeline - from 1654 onward - is a great tool for starting dialogues within organizations about the issue.
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Interviewing and Safety Planning for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

Author(s): Leslye E. Orloff, Kathleen Sullivan
This document suggests culturally competent approaches that advocates and attorneys could use to communicate with immigrant survivors and help them plan their safety.