Battered Immigrant Project


​Domestic violence is a pervasive problem among North Carolina’s immigrant population, just as it is among U.S. citizens. Battered immigrants need legal assistance in order to navigate the complex maze of ever-changing immigration laws.

The Battered Immigrant Project (BIP), part of our Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative​, provides comprehensive and culturally appropriate legal services to immigrant survivors of violence needing assistance with immigration. The BIP represents qualifying applicants across North Carolina in immigration matters including:

  • Self-Petitions and Petitions to Remove Conditions on Residency under the Violence Against Women Act

  • U Visas for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking

  • T Visas for victims of human trafficking

  • Deportation defense for qualifying victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

​BIP attorneys work with domestic violence and immigrant rights advocates across the state to provide them with information about the rights of battered immigrants.  Through the DVPI, staff in local LANC offices, as resources allow, represent immigrant survivors in legal matters such as:

  • Domestic Violence Protective Orders

  • Family Law issues

  • Public Benefits

  • Housing issues.​


Toll-free intake line

Tuesdays: 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursdays, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
English and Spanish