Public policy

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Overview of types of immigration status

This bench card is designed to provide quick access for state criminal, family, and juvenile court judges to help them identify the various types of status that immigrants in state court might have. It is aimed at assisting judges in recognizing non-citizen parties before them who might need the advice of […]

VOCA passed in the Senate!

The VOCA fix is about to become law! The VOCA Fix passed in the Senate yesterday and we’re thanking everyone who worked so diligently on this piece of legislation that will save lives by getting much-needed funds to victim services. In March of this year, The House of Representatives passed H.R.1652 […]

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to address the needs of all survivors and improve support and protections for immigrants

While the first several phases of stimulus packages, including the CARES Act, provided initial responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, they did not sufficiently address the urgent needs of survivors nor address the critical needs of many immigrant workers and families. More information is provided in the PDF with links to key […]

Federal means-tested public benefits

Accessing resources: Public benefits Federal benefits: Federal means-tested public benefits Federal laws governing benefit programs require federal agencies that administer the benefits to:  (1) develop guidance and eligibility requirements for “federal means-tested public benefits” and (2) identify which of their programs belong in that category. Although there is no statutory definition […]

What is immigration status?

 Immigration status refers to the way in which a person is present in the United States.  Everyone has an immigration status. Some examples of immigration status include: US citizen Note: Although indigenous people’s roots long predate the creation of the US, they were not provided US citizenship until Congress passed the […]

Campus tool: VAWA checklist

This tool from Campus Technical Assistance and Resource Project is a check list of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act, issued in October 2014. The Clery Act was amended to include the additional rights of victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, violence in dating relationships and stalking […]

You count: Why the 2020 U.S. Census matters

At Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza), we work to mobilize the Latin@ community to build healthy futures. Through our new series, ¡Presente! Empowering Latin@ Communities through Civic Engagement, we’ll highlight simple ways that anyone can take action, make change, and create a future you wish to see. In this episode, […]

How to engage in policy advocacy as a nonprofit

At Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza), we work to mobilize the Latin@ community to build healthy futures. Through this series, ¡Presente! Empowering Latin@ Communities through Civic Engagement, we’ll highlight simple ways that anyone can take action, make change, and create a future you wish to see. In this episode, Esperanza […]

Advancing Latina leadership in government: Demystifying the federal appointments process

“Latinas are underrepresented at all levels of government, including federal appointments. During this virtual event, we discussed the federal appointments process with former appointees and a representative from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).” –LatinasRepresent  

Accessing federal resources to enhance services for survivors from culturally specific communities

This webinar will focus on federal funding questions that Casa de Esperanza often recieves about the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and the Family Violence Prevention Services Act (FVPSA). We will discuss which funds are available at federal and state levels and how culturally-specific Latin@ […]