Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Battered Immigrant Women and the Law: What Advocates Need to Know Post-September 11

Published in 2002, this article outlines the history of law enforcement cooperation with INS (now ICE) and the pros and cons of law enforcement interventions with immigration issues. It also provides a helpful tips for victims about how to protect themselves if local law enforcement questions them about their immigration status. Excellent Q and A on safety planning, history of immigration law, and VAWA self-petitions.

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