H.R. 5331 (112th): Violence Against Immigrant Women Act of 2012

May 07, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Janice “Jan” Schakowsky
Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district
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May 07, 2012
135 pages
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This bill was introduced on May 7, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 07, 2012
Referred to Committee May 07, 2012
Full Title

To provide protections against violence against immigrant women, and for other purposes.


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Violence Against Immigrant Women Act of 2012 - Amends provisions regarding violence against immigrant women in the following areas:
(1) employment of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and U-visa (victims of certain crimes) nonimmigrant aliens,
(2) self-petitioning,
(3) protections for children and family members from traffickers and criminals,
(4) recapture of unused U-visas,
(5) battered spouse and family member protections,
(6) asylum,
(7) removal,
(8) naturalization,
(9) VAWA confidentiality,
(10) services for trafficking victims,
(11) fiancee/fiance protections and marriage broker regulation, and
(12) sexual abuse in custodial settings.

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