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Key Findings: 2017 Advocate and Legal Service Survey Regarding Immigrant Survivors

Current immigration enforcement policies have had a significant impact on immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Many advocates are hearing from immigrant survivors that they have increased fear and concerns about reaching out for assistance.

To better understand these concerns, the Tahirih Justice Center and coalition of national organizations sent out a survey to the field on April 12 – 25, 2017 asking for their feedback. In total, 715 advocates and attorneys from 46 states and the District of Columbia completed the survey. This fact sheet shows the results of the survey.

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