Information for Non-U.S. Citizens
Any victim of sexual violence, trafficking, or other crimes can and should seek help, despite their immigration or citizenship status.
We want you to feel safe and supported during your experience at UW Oshkosh. UW Oshkosh has defined unacceptable sexual misconduct and many of the terms are described on this site.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
All people in the United States regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, ethnicity, or immigration status are guaranteed protection from abuse. Any victim of domestic violence – regardless of immigration or citizenship status – is encouraged to seek help. Please do not be afraid to report a crime or pursue immigration benefits due to concerns of continued abuse, deportation, other negative consequences, or because of not understanding U.S. law.
U.S. law provides several protections and specific benefits for legal and undocumented non-citizen victims of domestic and sexual violence in the United States. Most organizations provide assistance confidentially in order to protect victims and their families. No one will be told that you are seeking help or immigration benefits, including your abuser, your family, or anyone else. Furthermore, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must maintain the confidentiality of non-citizen victims applying for these federal immigration benefits.