Immigrant Survivors at Work: Labor-Based Deferred Action (DALE) for Domestic Workers

  • Abused Spouses and Children/VAWA
  • T Visas
  • U Visas
  • Employment

ASISTA has long advocated for immigrant survivors experiencing workplace sexual violence, and National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the leading voice for dignity and fairness for millions of domestic workers in the United States. Together, ASISTA and NDWA will discuss the particular vulnerability of domestic workers to workplace sexual violence, harassment, wage and safety violations, and other workplace violations. We will also discuss how Labor-Based Deferred Action (DALE) can assist immigrant survivors eligible for U, T, and VAWA relief based on these or separate harms, including those with pending applications. In this webinar, NDWA will provide an overview of the types of labor violations frequently experienced by immigrant domestic workers, and ASISTA will review the DALE process launched by DHS in January 2023, and current trends and issues in DALE adjudication.

Intended Audience:
Those who serve immigrant survivors in a professional capacity, including attorney and non-attorney advocates. The webinar will be presented in the English language.


  • Rocio Avila, Senior Employment Law Counsel and State Policy Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Cristina Velez, Legal & Policy Director, ASISTA


IAN Partners

  • pro bono net
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • national immigration law center
  • unidos us
  • immigration legal resource center
  • immigration legal resource center
  • american immigration council
  • american civil liberties union
  • american immigration council
  • national immigration project
  • the advocates for human rights
  • lutheran immigration and refugee service

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