Immigration Abuse

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.

Immigration abuse includes: 

  • Destroying or hiding legal documents or papers like passports, resident cards, or driver’s licenses 

  • Threatening deportation 

  • 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. 

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)