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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Government Immigration by Janet Raasch  
U Visas Protect Crime Victims

People, often  women, illegally in the United States can feel that they must choose between lives of abuse or, if they report a crime, the threat of deportation. As a result, many illegal immigrants suffer silently rather than reporting abuse. This is not necessary. They can petition for a U visa.   U Visa Protections U visas grant victims and their close relatives temporary legal status and work eligibility for at least four years. After three years of living in …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
Violence Against Women Act Signed into Law

President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act into law last week, reinstating important protections for abuse victims including expanded provisions for immigrants, native Americans and LGBT citizens. “This is a country where everybody should be able to pursue their own measure of happiness and live their lives free from fear no matter who you are, no matter who you love,” Obama said. “That’s got to be our priority. The House of Representatives passed the bill two weeks ago after …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
Violence Against Women Act Renewed

Editor’s note: President Obama signed the bill into law Mar. 7. Read the full story here. The House of Representatives passed the Violence Against Women Act yesterday, after a year-and-a-half delay due to Republican objections to certain minority groups being included in the bill’s protections. All House Democrats and 87 Republicans backed the bill, which had previously passed the Senate. President Obama has indicated that he will sign the measure into law as soon as it reaches his desk. About …

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Beware of Notarios [Video]

    Immigrants in Spanish-speaking communities, beware. “Notarios” or fake lawyers are preying on unsuspecting Latinos in the United States. Haga clic aquí para leer esta historia en español. From Dallas, Texas, Lawyers.com reporter Kevin Peters introduces you to one victim, Beronica Mascorro. She paid $1,500 to a fraudulent imposter who pretended to offer legal help and expertise. In many Latin American countries, the term “notarios” signifies a person who is accredited by the government and has a license to …

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Posted 3 years ago in Immigration by Jennifer King  
Supreme Court Poised to Hear Arizona Immigration Law Arguments

  The US Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments in the immigration-law case that pits the state of Arizona against the US federal government. At issue are four key provisions in the state’s anti-immigration law, which a federal judge blocked from going into effect in 2010. Those provisions: Require police who conduct traffic stops to carry out immigration status checks on people they suspect of being immigrants Allow police to hold detainees until their immigration status is confirmed Require …

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