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Identifying Forms of Immigration Relief Available for Battered Immigrant Victims  


Author:  Veronica T. Thronson.; Leslye Orloff.; Carole Angel.; Soraya Fata Rocio Molina.; Benish Anver Kalli Wells.


Source: Volume 09, Number 02, Fall 2016 , pp.25-52(28)




Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Abstract: 

Here advocates learn about the many forms of relief available to immigrant battered women through the provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and other federal laws and mandates. This is absolutely crucial information for attorneys helping immigrant clients, as the application of one or more of these provisions can spell the difference between a client’s getting deported versus being allowed to remain in the U.S.—in many cases, truly the difference between life or death.

Keywords: Battered spouse waiver; cancellation of removal under VAWA; U Visa; T Visa; Work Authorization for Abused Immigrant Spouses and Children of Work Visa Holders

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