NIWAP’s Director, Leslye Orloff, was part of this panel for the Yale Alumni Non-profit Alliance, where panelists and attendees discussed the Violence Against Women Act. Ms. Orloff was apart of a panel that included attorneys and directors from the U.S. Department of Justice, Futures without Violence, and other nonprofit executives.
If you are a victim advocate, attorney, judge, or other professional working with an immigrant victim and you would like to receive case specific technical assistance on family law issues that arise in cases of immigrant crime victims, please call NIWAP for technical assistance. We can also provide technical assistance to judges and court staff or trainings to law enforcement. More information about NIWAP can be found in our brochure.
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- Legislative History of VAWA (94,00,05), T and U-Visas, Battered Spouse Waiver, and VAWA Confidentiality
- VAWA Confidentiality: History, Purpose, and Violations
- VAWA Confidentiality Statutes, Legislative History and Implementing Policy (Updated April 4, 2018)
- Appendix B – SIJS Legislative History
- Offering a Helping Hand: Legal Protections for Battered Immigrant Women: A History of Legislative Responses
- How Training and Expertise Improve VAWA Immigration Case Processing: The Efficacy and Legislative History of Specialized VAWA Unit
- John Conyers Extension of Remarks – VAWA 2005 Legislative History
- VAWA Unit Legislative History 2003 Appropriations Bill
- VAWA 2000 Legislative History Immigration Protections — House of Representatives (October 6, 2000)
- VAWA 2000 Legislative History Immigration Protections — Senate (October 11, 2000)
- Untold Stories VAWA 1994: Cases Documenting Abuse By U.S. Citizens and Lawful Residents of Immigrant Spouses
- Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994
- Schakowsky VAWA 2005 Congressional Record (December 19, 2005)
- Full Senate Congressional record VAWA 2005 (December 16, 2005)
Forms of Immigration Relief
- Comparison Chart of U Visa, T Visa, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petition, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
- DHS Infographic
- DHS materials in multiple languages
For story collections that were developed and submitted to Congress and DHS as part of VAWA immigration’s legislative and regulatory history see here https://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/topic/research/stories/
For social science research documenting immigrant victim’s experiences and how VAWA, T and U visa protections help immigrant survivors and their children as well as challenges immigrant victims encounter in accessing immigration relief and protection from deportation see https://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/topic/research/research-data/
If you have any questions for NIWAP staff, please feel free to contact us at (202) 274-4457 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.