Immigrants in the US

February 18th, 2014 | The Venus Foundation

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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Immigrant women who are experiencing domestic violence

– and are married to abusers who are US Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents — may qualify to self-petition for legal status under VAWA. Get more information.

According to materials from Futures Without Violenceand Casa de Esperanza, abusive partners use the following tactics to abuse immigrant victims:

Domestic violence is against the law regardless of your immigration status. Call the hotline for resources in your area that can help.

Due to the victim’s immigration status, abusive partners have additional ways to exert power and control over their victims.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

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