Legal Aid Speaks Out On Behalf Of Immigrant Survivors Of Domestic Violence
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

In a recent Frontline PBS companion article to the program "Rape in the Fields," Marisol Arriaga, a staff attorney in The Legal Aid Society's Civil Practice Domestic Violence/Immigration Project, commented on the devastating impact of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Secure Communities (S-Comm) Program on non-citizen survivors of domestic violence.

The article entitled 'For Shadow Victims of Violence, the 'U Visa' Can Help" highlights the devastating effect of local law enforcement collaboration with ICE through programs like S-Comm on a survivor's ability to seek safety and immigration relief because of the heightened threat of deportation that now more than ever comes with an arrest. The Legal Aid Society provides comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence who are harmed by these counterproductive policies. The Legal Aid Society also has a U-Visa Know Your Rights video on YouTube.