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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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