Catholic Charities ILSP: Legal Assistance to Immigrant Victims of Violence

La ley de inmigración puede ayudar a sobrevivientes del abuso y la violencia domestica

Immigration Laws can help Survivors of Domestic Violence and Abuse

Immigrant victims of violence may be eligible for legal relief.  Catholic Charities of Idaho Immigration Legal Services Program (ILSP) provides free legal services and representation to victims of domestic violence and partner abuse thanks to a project supported by the Idaho State Police and a grant awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. Consultations are available daily, by appointment, walk-in and phone conferencing.

Contact Cynthia or Ana at 208-345-6031 or click on the link below to learn more.

Póngase en contacto con Cynthia o Ana en 208-345-6031 o haga clic en el siguiente enlace para obtener más información.

Immigration Legal Services-U-Visa VAWA

Eviction For Calling 911? Nuisance property ordinances may punish victims twice

Communities with “nuisance property” ordinances are placing an extra burden on victims of domestic violence, according to a new report by The New York Times. So-called ‘nuisance property ordinances’ aim to remove households with frequent noise, fighting and/or police visits. The ordinances vary, but ultimately households designated as nuisance properties can be evicted following a pattern of law enforcement visits.

The catch is this: the vast majority of domestic violence are women, which means these ordinances can have a disparate impact on a protected class. That means a potential fair housing violation.

Read the full NYT story here.