H.R. 5331 112th Congress The Violence Against Immigrant Women Act of 2012: Section-by-Section (June 5, 2021) [pdf]

On May 7th, 2012, Representative Jan Schakowsky introduced The Violence Against Immigrant Women Act of 2012 in the 112th Congress, 2nd Session, HR 5331. HR 5331 is a bill that contains a myriad of legislative provisions that, if enacted as law, would dramatically improve legal protections for immigrant women and children who have been victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, child abandonment, child neglect or a range of other violent crimes committed against them in the United States. HR 5331 was designed to include provisions that addressed a wide array of statutory reforms that benefit immigrant and other survivors to be potentially included in VAWA 2013. Some of the provisions contained in HR 5331 became law as part of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, however, since VAWA 2013 became a narrower bill than originally envisioned, many of the statutory protections contained in HR 5331 were not enacted and should be included in future violence against women legislation.