The Worker Justice Center supports these efforts to further the cause of justice. Below are just some of the issues we support!
On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write to raise concerns with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s (USCIS) treatment of U visa applications in cases involving qualifying crimes in the workplace. Specifically, we raise concern with USCIS’s understanding and application of the “substantial physical or mental abuse” standard in cases involving U visa crimes in the workplace.1 The crimes suffered by U visa applicants in these cases include several of the qualifying categories of crimes in the U visa statute, most notably witness tampering, obstruction of justice, perjury, and extortion, usually taking place in the workplace setting, often where employer offenders attempt to thwart investigations into their unlawful practices.
This letter requests that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issue agency procedures for T Nonimmigrant Classification (T visa) Certification as well as officer guidance on how EEOC investigators can help support Continued Presence Applications for trafficking survivors.
Statement of Principles on Women and Immigration Reform
We, the undersigned 194 national, regional, state and local organizations that assist and advocate on behalf of immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in the United States, as well as refugee and immigrant women fleeing violence in other countries and seeking safe haven in the United States
Immigration reform from the NY State campaign for immigration reform, NYers for Real Immigration Reform.
On April 10th, we will make our voices heard loud and clear that we expect Congress to fix our broken immigration system in 2013. We will educate, march, rally, pray and knock on the doors of Congress until President Obama signs commonsense immigration reform that includes a realistic path to citizenship. Citizenship for 11 Million