Executive Summary – Transforming Lives: How the VAWA Self-Petition and the U Visa Change the Lives of Victims and Their Children After Work Authorization and Legal Immigration Status (June 8, 2021) [pdf]

Executive summary with recommendations for the Department of Homeland Security. This summary reports highlights from a national survey documenting the transformations that occur for immigrant survivors who become more resilient and stable after receiving formal protection from deportation through deferred action and are granted legal work authorization. The abstract and recommendations from the report can be accessed here: https://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/transforming-lives-abstract-conclusions-recommendations and the full report is available at: https://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/transforming-lives-full-report.