Current VAWA Status As of January 2020, the Violence Against Women Act has not been renewed, so how can an immigrant suffering physical, mental, financial, or sexual abuse from an American citizen or permanent resident who is their spouse, parent, or child seek help from VAWA? Bottom line, you can still apply, according to the [...]
If you leave your abuser, how can you live? Will you lose your immigration status?
VAWA Law helps immigrants who are domestic abuse survivors to find resources such as state and local government assistance, shelter, medical, and protection from deportation, a major concern in recent years.
In case you are the victim of domestic violence and you are not able to apply for VAWA self-petition, you can apply for U visa. But, in case of a U visa, you need to show proof of serious physical or mental injury.
VAWA went through many ups and downs since its inception. It was enacted in the year 1994 and was reauthorized in the years 2000, 2005 and then 2013.
Congress went for reauthorization of the VAWA on April 4, 2019. It will be reauthorized again for five years.
New provisions under the 2013 re-authorization of VAWA included protection for the Native Americans, protection of LGBTQ community and protection against human trafficking.
Domestic violence is a grave issue that affects a huge section of the female population globally. Abusive behavior in a domestic set up is typically associated with the dynamics of power and control, and manifests itself in the form of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. Immigrant women in the United States may feel they are [...]
Many women only account themselves to be a victim of abuse when they have been physically tortured or assaulted. But abuse does not need to be manifested into an act of physical violence to be termed as “abuse”. You can be emotionally abused too. Immigrant women in the United States can be vulnerable to emotional [...]