VAWA Availability Explained
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 [...]
Domestic Violence Shelters are for Immigrants Too
If you leave your abuser, how can you live? Will you lose your immigration status?
Fleeing Domestic Abuse – How an Immigrant Woman can Save Herself
Domestic violence is against the law regardless of your immigration status, and if you are abused you have rights that can help you to stay in the United States.
VAWA Best Option for Domestically Abused Immigrant Women
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.
Which One to Opt For – U Visa or VAWA?
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 and the History of Progress
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.
Reauthorization of VAWA in 2019
Congress went for reauthorization of the VAWA on April 4, 2019. It will be reauthorized again for five years.
Much Needed Provisions of VAWA
New provisions under the 2013 re-authorization of VAWA included protection for the Native Americans, protection of LGBTQ community and protection against human trafficking.
How to Deal with Domestic Violence
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 [...]
What is Emotional Abuse and How to Identify It
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 [...]
WomensHealth.gov: Resources by state on violence against women
Find resources and programs in your state that provide support for women who have experienced abuse.
HUD.gov: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Resources for Multifamily Assisted Housing
USCIS.com VAWA pdf about VAWA
Information on the legal rights available to immigrant victims of domestic violence in the United States, and facts about immigrating on an marriage-based visa.