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Alameda County Family Justice Center

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SOME UNIQUE BARRIERS THAT MANY IMMIGRANT WOMEN FACE:

  • constant threats of deportation
  • language barriers
  • cultural barriers
  • economic barriers
  • lack of knowledge of the American legal system
  • withdrawal of her petition to complete her legalization status
  • intimidation by destroying important documents such as an identification card or passport
  • destroying personal mementos from her home country
  • threatening to report her employment status if she works "under the table"
  • making derogatory/racist comments about her culture
  • threatening to deport her and keeping the children

IMMIGRANT POWER & CONTROL WHEEL

Cycle of Abuse

Cycle of Violence for Immigrant DV survivors

Survivor Stories
Myths & Realities
Additional Safety Concerns for an Immigrant Survivor of Domestic Violence
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
U-Visa
T-Visa
Immigration Options Chart for Abused Immigrants
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
Resources