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Violence Against Women Act: How the Law Continues to Protect Undocumented Victims of Domestic Abuse 25 Years After It Was Passed

December 18, 2019

The Violence Against Women Act, which passed into law in 1994, was intended to protect those harmed as a result of domestic crimes. Moreover, it was also designed to reduce the stigma that is often associated with domestic abuse. In the past three decades, Congress has made a number of changes to national immigration laws in effort of offering protections for undocumented individuals harmed by domestic violence or crime.

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What You Should Know About P-1 Visas for Athletes

December 18, 2019

P-1visas are available to those interested in entering the country to perform at specific athletic competitions as athletes either individually or as a part of a team. The performance, however, will need to be internationally recognized, which will be explained later in this article. Here, we will provide a general overview of P-1 visas and what you will need to do if you wish to petition for the visa.

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Legal Defenses When You Are Facing Deportation

December 9, 2019

The prospect of facing deportation is immensely frightening for millions of undocumented people. For many, deportation means the separation of a family or the worrisome change in a person’s life. The sudden shock and fear of being deprived from what knows and loves is followed by deep financial issues. Regrettably, financial challenges are not unique to a particular immigration status, as even those who hold a permanent residency status can commit a mistake that can immediately result in deportation processes. Depending on a person’s specific case, preventing deportation can be possible. Here, we will discuss some of the most common deportation defenses.

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