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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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Public Benefits Access for Battered Immigrant Women and Children

Author(s): Cecelia Olavarria, Amanda Baran, Leslye E. Orloff, Grace Huang
This chapter provides information on public benefit access by types of immigration status, legal requirements for qualifying as battered ÐqualifiedÓ immigrant, different categories of public benefits for which immigrant survivors may qualify, and guidance for advocates and attorneys to address issues that may arise when applying for benefits.
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Assisting Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence, Advocate's Guide

This entails collaborating with immigrant and community agencies to develop a referral list of interpreters and train the interpreters on domestic violence issues, identify and reach out to attorneys who have knowledge of immigration issues, and establish relationships with law enforcement officers and prosecutors. This document also provides guidance on working with immigrant women to determine her safety, to provide access to interpreter, to determine her medical needs, to explain services available to her, and to refer her to an attorney.
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Policy 101

This section of the National Latin@ Network’s website provides an overview of the legislative process, information on current issues that impact people experiencing domestic violence (particularly within immigrant communities), an outline of lobbying regulations for nonprofits, and a “find your legislators” tool.
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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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Do You Have Problems at Home? Read About Your Rights in this Country

Author(s): Sonia Parras Konrad
This document provides information to immigrant women about domestic violence, the US immigrant laws and rights, and public assistance available.
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Dynamics of Sexual Assault and the Implications for Immigrant Women

Author(s): Jessica Mindlin, Leslye E. Orloff, Sameera Pochiraju, Amanda Baran, Ericka Echavarria
This chapter provides a general overview of sexual assault and its impact on immigrant victims. It also addresses the intersection of sexual assault, immigration, and cultural issues.
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Building Collaborations to Help Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Author(s): Gail Pendleton
This presentation discusses updates on the visa process and means to collaborate to assist victims who apply. Congress created the visa to help both noncitizen victims of crime and law enforcement working with this vulnerable community. Domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crime victim advocates, mental health professionals and lawyers all have a role in making the visa work.
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Safety Plan for Immigrant Women who are Victims of Domestic Violence

This safety plan is a self-help plan for immigrant victims of domestic violence.
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Identifying Whether an Interpreter is Needed and Tips for Working with an Interpreter

This tip sheet presents information on how to determine if a client needs an interpreter and provides tips on working with interpreters to communicate effectively with clients. It also provides guidelines on assessing the interpreter's knowledge of the Code of Professional Responsibility and on assessing the interpreter's skill to interpret the information accurately.
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Rights and Options for Battered Immigrant, Migrant, and Refugee Women

It also provides more detailed information about immigrant victims legal rights and options with regard to immigration benefits, protection orders, custody, humanitarian release from detention, Violence Against Women Act Confidentiality, employment rights of domestic violence victims, and access to publicly funded assistance and public benefits.
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Immigrant Women Power and Control Wheel

This wheel illustrates common tactics used by abusive intimate partners to control and intimidate their immigrant spouse.