Working with Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence: Family Law and Immigration Relief in Synergy Newsletter of the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody (Winter 2004) [pdf]

This newsletter addresses the challenges faced by immigrant women dealing with domestic violence, but also provides insight into the Violence Against Women act and its tools that help battered immigrant women take charge of their own lives and immigration cases. It, also, discusses a labor law enacted in Illinois in 2003 that is designed to protect victims of domestic violence, two case holdings concerning the purpose of guardian ad litem reports in custody disputes and expanding the category of acts that constitute domestic violence.