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Ensuring Access to Shelter and Services for Immigrant Survivors

Written by: Rosie Hidalgo, Senior Director of Public Policy, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network Immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking often face additional challenges and barriers when seeking assistance and safety. It is well known that perpetrators of these crimes often exploit a victim’s immigration status as a tool of abuse [...]

Casa de Esperanza Responds to the Decision to End DACA

Casa de Esperanza is committed to policies that strengthen families and communities and, like others across the country, we are alarmed by the President’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program. Over the course of the past five years, DACA has enabled young immigrants in this country the opportunity to pursue [...]

Empowering Communities y Tomando Acción: Putting the Work to End Violence in the Hands of Emerging Leaders

“Listen and respect” “Be our own identity-not what people want us to be” “How to take anxiety off your mind” These are some of the responses participants jotted down when asked what they learned from the 5th Annual Latin@ Youth Conference: Empowering Communities y Tomando Acción. More than 35 youth attended this year’s conference, held [...]

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