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Breaking Barriers: A Complete Guide to Legal Rights and Resources for Battered Immigrants

General Material
Published Date
July, 2013

This manual provides information for advocates, attorneys, justice system professionals, and social services professionals working with and assisting immigrant survivors of domestic and family violence. It provides a detailed explanation of immigrant survivors’ legal rights under immigration, family, public benefits, and criminal laws and their rights to access a broad range of victim services without regard to immigration status. The manual also includes social science research findings, information about laws, policies and best practices, legislative history, tools and checklists that will help professionals working with immigrant survivors navigate intersecting legal and social services options that are legally available to assist all immigrant victims, including those who are undocumented