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Immigrant Domestic Violence Victims Have Options

For every case of partner abuse and domestic violence, there usually is a pattern of control placed on the victim to prevent her from leaving. Whether it is financial, emotional, or physical, abusers find many ways to trick their partners into staying. Leaving an abusive partner is difficult enough under such circumstances, but immigrant victims have the added threat of deportation and the loss of their children as well. However, by providing immigrant victims with information about their rights and their legal options, we can give them alternatives to violence, abuse, and torment.

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Women’s Groups Fighting Arizona’s Immigration Law

Twelve members of the Women’s Emergency Human Rights Delegation flew to Arizona to document the stories and experiences of women and their children, after passage of the harshest state immigration law in the country.

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Why Is the Arizona Immigration Law A ‘Women’s Issue?’

With the recent passage of the most extreme state immigration law in the country, immigration advocates are speaking up about why the Arizona law is a women’s health and rights issue as much as anything else.

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Reproductive Justice for Latinas: The Struggle Continues

Immigrant women face considerable obstacles in accessing health care, including low-paying jobs without health insurance and linguistic and cultural barriers.  On Sunday, I will march for reproductive justices.  Will you join me?

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Menendez Sponsors Amendment to Extend Medicaid to Legal Immigrants

Senator Bob Menendez, D-NJ, is sponsoring an amendment to the Senate health reform bill allowing states to waive the five-year waiting period and extend Medicaid coverage immediately to legal immigrants.

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Feminization of Immigration

My mother used to say that children take you places you didn’t know you wanted to go. For me, it’s required classes. Who knew political policy could be so enthralling?

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Bobby Jindal: Taking Us Backwards

When I think about the often traumatic health experiences we South Asian women have, I stop feeling the love for Jindal.

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In Wake of Massive Immigration Raids, Agriprocessors VP Arrested

Lynda Waddington reports that Sholom Rubashkin, former chief executive officer and vice president at Agriprocessors, was arrested on a criminal complaint that alleges he conspired in immigration-related offenses.

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Nativists Orgs Inaccurately Blast Immigrants for Strain on US Infrastructure

Long commute? Plenty of anti-immigrant organizations want you to blame strain on U.S. resources — not to mention traffic — on immigrants, but they’re wrong.

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Roundup: PEPFAR Vote Looming, WaPo Reviews Colorado Personhood Amendment

Vote on US AIDS policy imminent, Awarding pro-choice crusader Dr. Henry Morgentaler the Order of Canada has put focus on abortion debate, Washington Post considers the Colorado ‘personhood’ amendment.

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