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Survey Reveals Impact of Increased Immigration Enforcement on Victims Experiencing Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

May 18, 2017

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2017

Survey Reveals Impact of Increased Immigration Enforcement on Victims Experiencing Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Washington, DC (May 18, 2017) – On May 18th, seven national organizations – including Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (APIGBV), ASISTA, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV), National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH), National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), and Tahirih Justice Center – working to end domestic violence and sexual assault released the results of the 2017 Advocate and Legal Service Survey Regarding Immigrant Survivors. Continue Reading»

LACLJ Joins Over 560 Organizations To Call on DHS and ICE to Ensure Immigrant Survivors of Violence Can Access Safety and Protections

March 13, 2017

Recent executive orders and implementing memos revolving around immigration send a dangerous message to immigrant communities, especially those who have survived violence—namely that reaching out for help will put you at risk of deportation. Human traffickers, perpetrators of sexual assault, including sexual abuse in the workplace, and domestic abusers prey on vulnerable immigrants, and often threaten their victims that seeking assistance from the police or courts will result in deportation. Continue Reading»

LACLJ co-sponsors VAWA and U-VISA Training

January 27, 2017

VAWA and U Visas: A Fundamentals Training

This Training is Free for California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Immigration Services contractors and their subcontractors and pro bono attorneys. Continue Reading»

President-elect Trump has threatened to end the successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at tremendous cost to the American economy.

January 3, 2017

Today, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center released Money on the Table – the Economic Costs of Ending DACA. President-elect Trump has threatened to end the successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at tremendous cost to the American economy.

This report finds that ending DACA could:

• reduce tax contributions to Social Security and Medicare by $24.6 billion over a decade;
• incur unnecessary turnover costs to employers at the tune of $3.4 billion; and
• lead to the immediate job loss of over 645,000 DACA beneficiaries.

We need your help to save DACA. Take ACTION by:

1. Reading and sharing the report with your friends and colleagues: https://www.ilrc.org/report-daca-economic-cost
2. Share the image pictured below of the report’s findings on Facebook and Twitter
3. Tweet in support of #DACA

Click here to view “Money on the Table – the Economic Costs of Ending DACA.”

 

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Welcome Back To School! (August 2016)

August 14, 2016

Welcome Back To School (Aug 2016)