Statement on Processing Delays at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Jul 23rd, 2019

MCASA is proud to stand with our fellow organizations serving immigrant survivors in calling for the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship to address the significant processing delays of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. MCASA 
attorneys at the Sexual Assault Legal Institute assist immigrant survivors with U and T visas, and we are concerned about the impact of these delays on immigrant survivors. 


Policy Changes and Processing Delays at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

We the undersigned 76 national, regional, state and local organizations that assist and advocate on behalf of immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in the United States write in support of the need for the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship to address the significant processing delays of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and wish to share our deep concerns about the undue hardship the processing delays are causing immigrant survivors and their families.

Please click here to read the letter in its entirety.

Respectfully submitted,

National Organizations (11)

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
Casa de Esperanza: National [email protected] Network for Healthy Families and Communities
Futures Without Violence
Jewish Women International
National Alliance to End Sexual Violence
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Network to End Domestic Violence
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
National Survivor Network
Ujima Inc.: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community

State and Local (65)

Advocacy Center of Tompkins County
Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center
Americans for Immigrant Justice
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault
ASTOP, Inc
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
Campesinos Sin Fronteras
Chances and Changes, Inc.
Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA)
CONNECT
DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Project at the Urban Justice Center
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin
Family Services of New York
Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc.
HAVEN, INC.
Hearts of Hope
Her Justice
Hope’s Door
Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Immigration Center for Women and Children
Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Justice for Migrant Women
Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc.
Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Metro Centers for Community Advocacy
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) Program
North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA)
Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
New Beginnings APFV
New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault
New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP)
New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault
North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence
Ohio Domestic Violence Network
Organizacion en California de Lideres Campesinas, Inc.
Safe Horizon
Sakhi for South Asian Women
St. Landry-Evangeline Sexual Assault Center
The REtreat
University of Miami School of Law, Human Rights Clinic
Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS)
Violence Intervention Program
Violence Intervention Project
Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV)
Westchester Women's Agenda
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Wise Women Gathering Place
YWCA Brooklyn
YWCA Mohawk Valley

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