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Tuesday, June 4 • 9:45am - 11:15am
#ImmigrantWomenToo: Protections for Non-Citizen Women Fleeing or Experiencing Domestic Violence LIMITED

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Covering the intersectionality of domestic violence and immigration, this session will discuss remedies for non-citizens dealing with domestic violence. This session will provide an overview on the current state of U.S. immigration policies seeking to limit due process rights and protections for non-citizens, including the impact on women fleeing domestic violence in their countries of origin or experiencing domestic violence in the United States. Legal service providers will gain an understanding of specific challenges faced by and legal remedies available to domestic violence survivors, including local avenues for protection, such as crisis intervention, safety planning, and restraining orders as well as potential federal immigration protections available with a focus on asylum, U-visa, and VAWA, and of best practices in each forum.


Stephanie Penrod

Managing Attorney, Family Violence Law Center

Anna Cabot

Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies

Catherine Seitz

Legal Director, International Institute of the Bay Area

Tuesday June 4, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am PDT