Hope for Immigrants: Reviving The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Hope for Immigrants: Reviving The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

By Linda Nwoke, Special to CAW Several misconceptions exist on the issue of violence against women. However, key facts about violence against women are that it can be physical, psychological, or sexual and takes place in private and public spaces like the victims’ homes, the streets, or during the war. Secondly, violence against women and […]

Immigrants and Domestic Violence

Immigrants and Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and immigrants are particularly vulnerable because many may not speak English, are often separated from family and friends, and may not understand the laws of the United States. For these reasons, immigrants are often afraid to report acts of domestic violence to the police or to seek other forms […]

Green Card Slavery & Hope for the Future

Green Card Slavery & Hope for the Future

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Intimate partner violence is especially horrible for immigrants who depend on their spouses for immigration benefits. We call it Green Card Slavery. Thanks to VAWA (the Violence Against Women’s Act) which is gender neutral and was sponsored by then Senator Joe Biden, there is hope through the Spousal Abuse […]