Through the years Congress, in a bipartisan manner, has supported the creation of immigration remedies to increase pathways to safety for survivors through VAWA and the TVPA. However, over the last several years, there has been an immense chilling effect on immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other crimes coming forward to seek safety. In addition, the promise of asylum has been intentionally undermined, threatening access to live-saving protections for those fleeing gender-based violence in their home countries.
This week, the new administration begins what we hope is a new chapter, especially in regards to how we center immigrant survivors in our policies and communities. The Alliance for Immigrant Survivors (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. Presenters will include discussion about new executive orders and actions as well as pending legislation.
Join this webinar 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.