Chapter 06: Introduction to Immigrant Relief for Immigration Victims of Sexual Assault and Glossary of Terms [pdf]

Chapter from “Empowering Survivors: Legal Rights of Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault” to help advocates and attorneys identify the various forms of immigration relief that may be available to help immigrant victims of sexual assault. Victims of sexual assault may qualify for forms of immigration relief based on their victimization by a family member who is a citizen or lawful permanent resident, they may qualify for other forms of relief based on victimization by a non-family member, and/or they may qualify for other legal immigration status wholly unrelated to the abuse or victimization (e.g. student visas, work visas).