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FAQs: Immigration Options for Survivors of Domestic Violence

FAQs: Immigration Options for Survivors of Domestic Violence

As the holidays approach, it is important to remember that this a time in the U.S. when there have historically been spikes in incidents of domestic violence. Noncitizens in the U.S. who are also experiencing intimate partner violence may feel that their immigration status is an additional barrier to leaving their partner or getting help. While many factors make it extremely hard to leave a relationship, it is important to know that there are immigration options available if you are an immigrant and this blog post discusses generally some of them.  

Employment Authorization Information for Liberians

Employment Authorization Information for Liberians

On Friday, March 30, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released guidance on employment authorization for individuals with Deferred Enforcement Departure from Liberia. According to the guidance, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has automatically extended the validity of employment authorization documents (EAD or work permits) through the end of the extension period of September 30, 2018. 

DHS on Safety and Enforcement During Hurricane Irma

DHS on Safety and Enforcement During Hurricane Irma

On September 6, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a statement regarding safety and enforcement during Hurricane Irma, assuring the public that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) highest priorities – as they were with Hurricane Harvey – are to promote life-saving and life-sustaining activities, the safe evacuation of people who are leaving the impacted area, the maintenance of public order, the prevention of the loss of property to the extent possible, and the speedy recovery of the region.

CBP and ICE Statement on Hurricane Harvey

CBP and ICE Statement on Hurricane Harvey

On August 25, 2017, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) released a statement in light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, stating that, routine non-criminal immigration enforcement operations will not be conducted at evacuation sites, or assistance centers, and that detainees from the Port Isabel Detention Center are being temporarily transferred to various other detention facilities.