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

Source: Volume 09, Number 03, Winter 2017 , pp.167-169(3)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Concluding remarks on the law and strategies outlined in this double issue. Family and Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly Volume 9, Number 2 (Fall 2016) and Volume 9, Number 3 (Winter 2017) are devoted to “Winning Custody Cases for Immigrant Survivors.” The two issues, Guest Edited by Leslye E. Orloff, Adjunct Professor and Director, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, American University, Washington College of Law, and Veronica T. Thronson, Clinical Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law, are being published in a combined print edition, cover dated Fall 2016/Winter 2017. The combined print version is available for purchase at http://www.civicresearchinstitute.com/order/FIPV-0902-Order-Form.pdf. The double issue is being published simultaneously online in two issues. Volume 9, Number 2 includes the first six articles: The Clash of Laws, Cultures, Custody and Parental Rights; Maria L.’s Story; Serving Limited English Proficient Immigrant Victims; Identifying Forms of Immigration Relief Available for Battered Immigrant Victims; Preparing Immigrant Victims for Encounters with DHS; and Seeking Protection Orders for Immigrant Victims. Volume 9, Number 3 concludes the two-part series with six articles: Utilizing VAWA Confidentiality Protections in Family Court Proceedings; Obtaining Custody of Children for Battered Immigrants; Providing Economic Relief for Immigrant Victims; Protecting Parent Rights When the Immigrant Parent is Detained or Deported; Representing Undocumented Children Who Have Been Abused, Neglected, or Abandoned (Special Immigrant Juvenile Status); and a Conclusion. The material was updated as recently as March 31, 2017, to reflect recent White House executive orders regarding undocumented immigrants and refugees, and changes likely to result in HHS and ICE policies, procedures, and enforcement. The information provided in the 12 preceding articles represents a summary of the collective experience of family attorneys who have represented immigrant survivors of domestic violence in custody proceedings across the country. The material can be used as a tool for preparing a family law case on behalf of an immigrant client. It will enable attorneys to win custody for immigrant clients despite an abuser’s efforts to redirect or derail the court’s focus in the case.

Keywords: Family law options and strategies for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes

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