H.R.5331 - Violence Against Immigrant Women Act of 2012

To provide protections against violence against immigrant women, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To provide protections against violence against immigrant women, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Violence Against Immigrant Women Act of 2012 as introduced.

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05/07/12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Janice Schakowsky

D-IL

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Official Summary

Violence Against Immigrant Women Act of 2012 - Amends provisions regarding violence against immigrant women in the following areas: (1) employment of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and U-visa (victims of certain crimes) nonimmigrant aliens, (2) self-petitioning, (3) protections for child

Official Summary

Violence Against Immigrant Women Act of 2012 - Amends provisions regarding violence against immigrant women in the following areas:
(1) employment of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and U-visa (victims of certain crimes) nonimmigrant aliens,
(2) self-petitioning,
(3) protections for children and family members from traffickers and criminals,
(4) recapture of unused U-visas,
(5) battered spouse and family member protections,
(6) asylum,
(7) removal,
(8) naturalization,
(9) VAWA confidentiality,
(10) services for trafficking victims,
(11) fiancee/fiance protections and marriage broker regulation, and
(12) sexual abuse in custodial settings.

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