Survivors' Project

Holistic Legal Services for Survivors of Violence

Representation & Advocacy

In partnership with CasaLuz, MIA provides free immigration and civil legal services to victims of violent crime, with a focus on domestic violence and sexual assault. MIA and CasaLuz have provided holistic legal representation and victim advocacy to Memphis-area Hispanic and Latinx survivors since 2016.

Who We Fight For

Survivors’ Project clients include immigrants abused by U.S. citizen family members, asylum seekers fleeing gender-based persecution in their home countries, and people targeted for violent crime in the U.S. due to their vulnerability. MIA represents clients seeking orders of protection, divorce, child support, and other essential civil legal services.

The Path to Freedom & Justice

Immigration law provides pathways to lawful status for immigrants who have been victims of certain violent crimes in the U.S., such as domestic violence, rape, felony assault, and human trafficking. MIA assists our clients in seeking this relief so they can safely heal from their trauma in the U.S. without fear of deportation.

Where to Begin

MIA accepts referrals for Memphis-area victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, and similar crimes through our partner organization, CasaLuz. Please contact CasaLuz for assistance, as we cannot accept clients under this program who contact us directly.