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President Joe Biden Speaking to a Group of People

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

PASSED! On September 13, 1994, Congress passed a groundbreaking law called the Violence Against Women Act. The bill finally put the full force of the federal government into efforts to stop domestic violence and sexual assault and help victims. Since then, it has provided the funds for a national network of shelters and rape crisis …

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New Biden Administration Policy Helps Immigrant Survivors Access A Pathway To Safety

FUTURES Senior Advisor Karen Herrling explains how the new policy dramatically improves the circumstances for immigrant survivors of gender-based violence with pending U visa applications. On June 14th, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced that it would provide employment authorization and deferred action for U visa applicants[1] and their family members with pending, …

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Asylum for Immigrant Survivors

For more than two decades FUTURES has fought to ensure that immigrant  victims of gender-based violence who make it to the United States can find safety and are given a fair chance to apply for asylum. During the Trump Administration, FUTURES fought back against rules that would make it nearly impossible for survivors of gender-based …

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