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San Francisco DA launches program for immigrant victims of domestic violence

"San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced Wednesday his office’s launch of a program that seeks to help victims of domestic violence within immigrant communities. “We want to demystify the issue of domestic violence,” Gascón said during a press...

Feds Seek Out More Human Trafficking Victims

"The U.S. government offers roughly 5,000 visas a year to illegal immigrants who agree to testify against the traffickers who brought them to this country and then forced them into prostitution or other servitude. But in the first eight months of this year, only 524 victims applied for the...

Fear of deportation stops immigrants from reporting crimes

"Fear of deportation stops many immigrants who are victims of crimes or trafficking from reporting to authorities what happened. Trafficking survivors, in particular, are so wary of coming forward that the pool of 5,000 special T visas available to them each year go largely unassigned. Just...

Utah Immigration Scams Increasing, Prosecutors Say

"Prosecutors not only warned Wednesday that immigration scams are increasing, but launched a drive to persuade victims to come forward to help stop them — promising they need not worry about deportation if they do, and may even obtain a visa for their help. "We’re not going to punish...

USCIS Webinar, Feb. 19, 2014: Immigration Relief for Victims of Human Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites interested members of the law enforcement community to participate in a webinar training session on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the various relief options available to victims of human trafficking...

Domestic Violence and the Plight of the Unauthorized Migrant: Hon. Mimi Tsankov

"VAWA provides wide-ranging support, including enhanced immigration-related prosecution measures, expanded and better-coordinated federal and state enforcement partnerships, comprehensive immigration law benefits for victims, and expanded federal financial support and guidance for state and local...

Oct. 15th USCIS Webinar: Immigration Relief for Victims of Human Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes

Immigration Relief for Victims of Human Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Eastern) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a webinar training session on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to...