The Immigration Unit at CLSACC handles the following types of cases:
ASYLUM: Immigrants who have fled their home country because of past persecution or fear of persecution because of race, religion, gender, nationality, social group or political views may be eligible to apply for asylum.
CLSACC represents asylum seekers, including torture survivors, victims of gender-based violence, and other special vulnerable populations.
VAWA:: Immigrant victims of domestic violence with certain relationships to United States citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents ("green card" holders).
See our pamphlet, Immigration Rights for Victims of Domestic Violence, and learn how you can get legal status without help from your battering spouse, parent or adult child
U-VISA: Immigrants victims of certain qualifying crimes who have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of having been a victim of that crime and have information concerning the criminal activity. A law enforcement official must certify the victim's participation in the criminal investigation or prosecution of the crime.
T-VISA: Immigrants who have been victims of human trafficking which is the illegal trade in human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor.