Violence Against Women Act

Victims of abuse who are not citizens but are residing in the United States can find shelter in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) which was passed by Congress in 1994. This act created special provisions in the immigration law of the United States to protect women victims. This law allows victims to obtain lawful status without needing to rely on the abuser to petition on their behalf. (http://ow.ly/DL9yv)

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