Immigration Law

Promoting Access to Justice for Immigrant and LEP Crime Victims in an Age of Increased Immigration Enforcement – Report

NIWAP, American University, Washington College of Law, May 3, 2018 - "This report presents the results of a national survey conducted during October and November 2017 among judges, police, prosecutors, advocates and attorneys documenting whether and the extent to which increased immigration enforcement has been impacting access to justice for immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and human trafficking [and] explores the impact of that public discussions about immigration, the rise in anti-immigrant sentiment in the public discourse, and the increased federal immigration enforcement are having on immigrant crime victims and their willingness to seek help from courts, police, prosecutors, victim advocates, and attorneys. In particular, we are interested in understanding the experiences of immigrant and limited English proficient (LEP) crime victims in accessing the justice system."