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When Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was first implemented, we asked a number of shelters and organizations that work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence to answer a survey which included a question that asked them if they had ever helped a survivor of sexual or domestic violence obtain DACA. We heard stories […]

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Services supported by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) make a difference to victims every day. When a survivor chooses to obtain a protective order — a critical safety remedy supported by VAWA — more often than not, it reduces violence. Threats to kill or harm decreased nearly 50 percent. Moderate physical abuse decreased 61 percent and […]

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What is the U visa? The U visa was created with bipartisan support under the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 2000 in order to protect immigrant victims of certain serious crimes and encourage them to report these crimes and assist in the investigation and prosecution, regardless of their immigration status. Who can […]

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By Pierre Berastaín, Assistant Director of Innovation and Engagement and Rebecca De León, Communications and Marketing Coordinator On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court came to a split decision on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and extended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+). The four/four non-decision sends the judgment back to the lower […]

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The following post is reproduced with permission from We Belong Together. To learn more about their work, click here.  In 2013, We Belong Together placed women’s voices and leadership front and center in the immigration debate with the monumental 100 woman civil disobedience in Washington, DC. Last year, we showed our courage and sacrifice when […]

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Over 300 Organizations Committed to Ending Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking Write to House Majority Leadership Urging Immigration Reform Seventy-five percent of immigrants in the U.S. are women and children, including approximately 5 million women and 1.5 million children who are undocumented, a fact little known in the debates on immigration reform. Nevertheless, […]

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Legislative Background and Update: During NNEDV’s last advocacy day in June 2013, immigration reform was included among the legislative priorities and coalitions urged members of Congress to support comprehensive immigration reform. On June 27, 2013, the Senate passed a bi-partisan comprehensive immigration reform bill (S.744), by a vote of 68-32, which included a pathway to legal work authorization […]

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