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Senate Likely Will Pass Expanded Violence Against Women Act Today

Senate Likely Will Pass Expanded Violence Against Women Act Today

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) promised that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) would be the first bill he pushed in the 113th Congress after the House failed to vote on a version of VAWA that the Senate passed last year. The Senate version expanded protections for immigrant, LGBT, and Native American victims, which [...]

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House VAWA Bill Threatens Protections for Immigrant Women and Children

Written by on May 3, 2012 in Congress, Family, Immigration Law, Visas with 10 Comments
House VAWA Bill Threatens Protections for Immigrant Women and Children

This year, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is up for reauthorization. Last week, the Senate passed a reauthorization (S. 1925)—which provides protection to people who are the victims of domestic violence, rape, trafficking, sexual assault, stalking, and similar crimes—by a vote of 68-31.  The House will takes up its own version next week, but [...]

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