Post Tagged with: "U visa"

(Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Detained by ICE Because She Did Not Understand Letter

Immigration, Mexican, New York August 27, 2018 at 4:22 pm

A Mexican mother waiting for a U visa was arrested by ICE when she went to an appointment sent to her in a letter in English that she could not understand, a practice the city criticizes as misleading, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Aida Lucero (far right) was able to become a legal resident thanks to the U visa, which applies to victims of domestic abuse. She received support from Latin Women in Action. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Ecuadorean Obtains Legal Residence after Suffering Domestic Abuse

New York, Social Services, Women May 17, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Queens-based legal aid group Latin Women in Action helped an Ecuadorean woman and her kids receive permanent resident status in the U.S. as victims of domestic violence, Noticia Long Island reports.

Luzmilla Alvarado, Deisy García’s mother, in her apartment in Jamaica. (Photo by María Sánchez Díez)

Voiceless: Domestic Violence Victims and the Failure to Translate

Crime, Immigration, Latino, New York, Translating NYC, Women March 17, 2016 at 5:13 pm

For Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence, access to interpretation services can mean a matter of life or death.

Enrique Jervez (left), from HANAC, and Félix Valenzuela at a U Visa information session. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Hate Crime Victims Apply for U Visa

Crime, Immigration, New York August 13, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Undocumented immigrants who have suffered hate crimes in New York, like Félix Valenzuela, are applying for a visa usually granted to survivors of domestic violence, El Diario reports.

New Hope for Asylum after Domestic Abuse

New Hope for Asylum after Domestic Abuse

Immigration, New York, Women September 5, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Following a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals, victims of domestic abuse are more hopeful about gaining asylum in the U.S. El Diario speaks with a woman who fled her abuser in Ecuador.