Helping Survivors of Abuse and Exploitation
Because no one should be in danger
If you have been harmed or mistreated, the US Immigration law offers hope and independence from the abuser. There are many forms of immigration status available to survivors and Attorney Foley is among the nation’s most experienced immigration attorneys in this area of law in private practice. In fact, she has run pro bono and low bono assistance programs for survivors at three different non profit organizations. While most immigration attorneys only handle one or two such cases per year if at all, Attorney Foley has handled dozens and with an extremely high success rate. These range from cases falling under the Violence Against Women Act (also known as VAWA, which protects people of all genders who have been subjected to domestic violence, human trafficking, and childhood abuse or abandonment) to political asylum cases relating to attacks on a person due to sexuality, gender, or gender identity. Foley Immigration Law also partners with the Red Tent Initiative, which offers subsidized legal services and other support to survivors (more information of Red Tent here). If you have been a victim of abuse or exploitation, contact Foley Immigration Law to learn your immigration options today. Even if you are already in removal proceedings, you may still be able to obtain lawful immigration status due to abuse or exploitation. These are some of the options that might be available to you.
Some of the options that might be available to you:
Self-Petitions for Victims of Abuse and Exploitation
Special Immigrant Juveniles
Attorney Foley founded the non profit organization Red Tent Initiative in 2015. She states that it “came out of a deep need to take these awful experiences and use them for something good.” And so Red Tent Initiative (RTI for short) was born! RTI is a radically inclusive network of survivors and allies working together to end abuse and exploitation in our communities. They advocate for, support, and empower survivors in a number of ways. One important element of RTI’s advocacy work is providing free and low-cost legal services to empower people who are being victimized to escape the cycle and become survivors. Foley Immigration Law represents immigrant survivors self-petitioning under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), obtaining U and T Visas, and in political asylum cases. We also provide trainings to other attorneys so that they too can work to empower surivors and sponsor Red Tent’s annual events, such as the 5K in April. To learn more about Red Tent Initiative, access services, and / or support our work, check out the website.
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