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NYATN Joined 163 Organizations in Opposing HR4970 (Rep. Adams, R-FL).

NYATN joined 163 other immigration, faith, labor, civil rights, human rights, and community organizations advocating on behalf of immigrant victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking in opposing H.R. 4970, Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 (VAWA) (Rep. Adams, R-FL).  H.R. 4970 eliminates protections for crime victims offered by the U visa; H.R. 4970 denies battered immigrants the protections of “self-petitioning;” and H.R. 4970 requires DHS officials to conduct expensive and time-consuming, wasteful reviews of the victims’ cases that are not required in other areas of law motivated by unsubstantiated claims of fraud and abuse.  Read more….

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