Access to Legal Services
While MUA does not have its own attorneys onsite, we seek to ensure that Latina immigrant women and their families are able to access high quality legal services for immigration-related issues as well as domestic violence and workers’ rights cases.
In 2007, MUA helped to found the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Services and Education Network. Through this Network, MUA is able to connect our our members to legal partners at Dolores Street Community Services, CARECEN, La Raza Centro Legal, La Raza Community Resource Center, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, and Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach for violence-related immigration status remedies such as VAWA and the U and T Visa program as well as deportation defense.
In the East Bay, MUA is a co-founder of Alameda County Immigrant Legal and Education Partnership (ACILEP), through which we connect our members to legal services at Centro Legal de la Raza and the Alameda County Public Defenders Office.
For domestic violence cases, we work closely with Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic in San Francisco, and Family Violence Law Center in Alameda County, to help keep our members and their children safe.
MUA also works regularly with attorneys at Legal Aid at Work and Women’s Employment Rights Clinic at Golden Gate University to provide representation to domestic workers and other low-wage immigrant workers whose rights have been violated.