Immigration abuse includes:
Destroying or hiding legal documents or papers like passports, resident cards, or driver’s licenses
Failing to file for spousal petitions
Withdrawing petitions for legal status
Immigrant survivors are also at higher risk of being abandoned. Abandonment can occur when the abuser leaves their partner in a foreign country without the means to return or when the abuser leaves their partner in the U.S. without filing proper paperwork for them to remain here legally.
Immigrant survivors, especially those without citizenship status, face heightened risks from abusive relationships.
Through our legal clinic, Daya can provide education and connect clients with immigration attorneys for consultation and representation.
Daya is also a DOJ accredited organization, approved by the Department of Justice to represent immigrants before the Immigration Courts.
Houston Immigration Hotline
833-468-4664 / M-F 9AM-5PM
The hotline will respond to a range of calls including
General questions about current immigration laws, rules, and regulations, including the Executive Orders on immigration issues
Reporting a hate incident or discrimination
Questions about the rights immigrants have regarding their legal status and immigration enforcement
Individuals looking for immigration legal services
Referrals for other types of legal representation (e.g. civil law issues)