UJC AND CLEARY GOTTLIEB FOIA LITIGATION OBTAINS DOCUMENTS ON USCIS BLANK SPACES POLICY

2020-11-13T16:06:20+00:00November 13th, 2020|

Today, the Urban Justice Center’s Domestic Violence Project (DVP) released internal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) records revealing the rushed implementation and devastating impact of USCIS’s “no-blanks” policy, which purports to empower USCIS to reject U-visa petitions, among other immigration applications, solely because they contain blank answer fields.... Over the past nine months, USCIS has utilized the no-blanks policy to reject properly-filed U-visa petitions for trivial and nonsensical reasons, such as when the “middle name” field in a U-visa petition is left blank because the crime victim has no middle name.

DVP Staff appears on Law & Order: SVU

2020-04-04T12:32:55+00:00January 1st, 2013|

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In February 2013, DVP staff appeared on the episode "Funny Valentine" as DV protestors in an inspiring episode about an up-and-coming pop singer breaking away from her abusive hip-hop singer boyfriend. Thank you Mariska Hargitay and the Joyful Heart Foundation for inviting our staff to join in this incredible day. Watch the clip below and check out the photos from the set here!