Tag Archives: immigration law

Human Trafficking (T visas)

Another type of evaluation I often perform are human trafficking assessments (T Visas).  In conducting these evaluations, I hear stories of people who were lured to the United States with promises of a brighter future and lucrative job opportunities.  However, … Continue reading

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Tahiri Justice Center

Another great community resource for immigrants is the Tahiri Justice Center. Here’s the link: http://www.tahirih.org/ From their website: The Tahirih Justice Center is an innovative, efficient, and strategic nonprofit organization that works to protect immigrant women and girls from gender-based … Continue reading

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Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma

If you are working with trauma survivors, Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma is an excellent resource for support services. http://www.astt.org/ From their website: In your country, did you ever experience violence or fear for your life because of … Continue reading

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CAIR Coalition

For anyone interested in immigration rights issues, check out the Capital Area Immigration Rights Coalition (CAIR Coalition).  The website is: http://www.caircoalition.org/. With links to recent articles and an excellent and informative listserv, this group creates a community for people working for … Continue reading

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What to look for in a clinical evaluator for an immigration case:

Look for a therapist (Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Psychologist) who has experience  doing clinical evaluations specifically for immigration purposes. A good evaluator will be able to create an open and sharing environment for the client.  Sometimes this is … Continue reading

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How does a clinical evaluation strengthen an immigration case?

There are many ways in which a psychosocial evaluation can strengthen a client’s asylum or other type of immigration case. Listed below are a few: Corroboration of a client’s story by an outside source Provide detailed explanation of a client’s mental … Continue reading

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Why have your evaluation completed by a clinical social worker??

In this article about types of clinical evaluations that are often used to support immigration cases ( http://www.msba.org/departments/commpubl/publications/bar_bult/2007/oct/evaluation.asp) it is noted that many of the tests used by clinical psychologists in their evaluations with immigrants are not appropriate with this … Continue reading

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