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A New Immigration Racket Emerges: Green Cards for Fake Abuse Victims

A New Immigration Racket Emerges: Green Cards for Fake Abuse Victims David Root August 3, 2017 US citizens and residents should beware of this “green card” fraudster. These immigrants prey on residents with the goal of a marrying for a green card-not love. The US citizen or resident marries in good faith, while the immigrant spouse alleges abuse to throw off suspicions it was [...]

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VAWA’s Substantive Flaws Deserve a Fair Hearing

VAWA's Substantive Flaws Deserve a Fair Hearing Christina Villegas Feb. 20, 2013 As the House of Representatives prepares to consider the Senate passed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), members are facing intense pressure to quickly pass the law with little attention to its relative merits or flaws. In fact, it is unfortunately common for proponents [...]

By |February 20th, 2013|Bills, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Funding, Immigration, Innocence, Research, Violence Against Women Act|Comments Off on VAWA’s Substantive Flaws Deserve a Fair Hearing

E-lert: Don’t Delay, Call Your Senators TODAY!

Dear Friends, The Senate vote on VAWA should be very soon. The Senate is expected to vote on S. 47, a Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill this week. Unfortunately, S. 47 ignores well-documented problems. VAWA Reform Principles are urgently needed to create a comprehensive and effective VAWA. DO NOT DELAY! Please call your Senators [...]

VAWA Needs a Serious Overhaul

VAWA Needs a Serious Overhaul By Christina Villegas 1/29/2013 Congress Must Address Some of the Law’s Most Significant Flaws Congressional Democrats seek to reauthorize the expired Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) as a top priority for this Congress. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) called it his first priority and legislation has already been [...]

E-lert: Tell Your Senators: Say NO to S. 47 and YES to Real VAWA Reform!

Dear Friends, Today we have an urgent request. As we told you last week, S. 47, a Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill has been introduced in the Senate. Unfortunately, S. 47 is very similar to last year's VAWA and ignores well-documented problems. You'd think that with all of the controversy surrounding VAWA, the Senate [...]

By |January 29th, 2013|Bills, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Domestic Violence, E-lert, False Allegations, Funding, Immigration, Innocence, Law Enforcement, Restraining Order, Training, Under-served Populations, Victims, Violence Against Women Act|Comments Off on E-lert: Tell Your Senators: Say NO to S. 47 and YES to Real VAWA Reform!

ELERT: Outcome of the Nov. 6 Election Hangs in the Balance – Take Action Now

Dear Friends, In a few short days we will face the most important presidential election in our lifetimes. Will you look back on Nov. 6, 2012 and say that you did everything that you could to affect the outcome? You still have time to make a difference. Between now and Tuesday, contact your local political [...]

By |October 31st, 2012|Action Alert, Campaign 2012, Discrimination, Domestic Violence, E-lert, False Allegations, Immigration, Under-served Populations|Comments Off on ELERT: Outcome of the Nov. 6 Election Hangs in the Balance – Take Action Now

Cap Reached for Immigrant Victims of DV

Cap reached for immigrant victims of domestic and sexual violence By Ruxandra Guidi Sept 10, 2012 Immigrants who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault may have a tougher time than before applying for visas that allow them to stay legally in the United States. The category known as a U-visa, first issued four years [...]

By |September 10th, 2012|Domestic Violence, False Allegations, Funding, Immigration, Restraining Order, Victims, Violence Against Women Act|Comments Off on Cap Reached for Immigrant Victims of DV

Texas: Abuse Shelter Reopens After Immigration Raid

Dame La Mano Shelter Reopens After Raid Bianca Delilah Cervantes September 4, 2012 EL PASO — A shelter that's come under fire in years past became the subject of an ICE raid Tuesday morning. The Dame La Mano shelter on Virginia Street was shut down, and dozens of children and parents were moved out as [...]

By |September 5th, 2012|Abuse Shelter, Immigration, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Texas: Abuse Shelter Reopens After Immigration Raid

Abuse Shelter Responds to Raid by Immigration Agents

Dame La Mano Statement on Federal Search on Sept. 4, 2012 Sept. 4, 2012 This morning, at 6:00 AM, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and a city code inspector raided the Dame la Mano Crisis Pregnancy Center at 1014 S. Virginia. ICE detained 50 people who were subsequently released. No arrests were made and the [...]

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Fraudulent Immigrant Marriage…What’s Going Unnoticed?

Fraudulent Immigrant Marriage...What's Going Unnoticed? FREDERICK, MD, June 21, 2012  -- Fast and Furious is no longer a trending topic pertaining to Vin Diesel, but more so to Eric Holder. Immigration fraud becomes more and more prevalent as Holder is awaiting congress' decision on whether or not to be held in contempt. It is a [...]

By |July 9th, 2012|Bills, False Allegations, Immigration, Violence Against Women Act|Comments Off on Fraudulent Immigrant Marriage…What’s Going Unnoticed?