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H.R. 4970 Would Leave Immigrants More Vulnerable, and In Some Cases Endanger their Lives.

The House of Representatives should take a deep breath, change course, and revise its Violence Against Women Act bill to ensure that our laws continue to uphold our nation’s proud tradition of protecting vulnerable immigrant victims.

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Republican Partisan Bill H.R. 4970 Will Make Life More Difficult for Domestic Abuse Victims

Unfortunately, House Republicans are advancing H.R. 4970, which would undermine the core principles of VAWA.  H.R. 4970 is not VAWA – it goes against the intent of VAWA which is to protect victims – if anything, this bill will only make it worse for victims. 

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VAWA Saved My Life. Now House Republicans Are Pushing For Changes That Will Leave Others Like Me Vulnerable

The government cannot let abusers continue to have control.  The government is supposed to protect victims. VAWA saved my life, and I hope it is left as it is now so it can continue to save other women in dangerous situations.

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House Bill on Violence Would Hand Power to Abusers of Immigrant Women and Allow Criminal Prosecution of Victims

We are appalled at the immigration provisions that the judiciary committee in the House of Representatives passed in HR4970. This bill erodes protections available to immigrant victims who are the victims of domestic abuse.

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