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


May 7, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 7, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Janice “Jan” Schakowsky

Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 7, 2012
Length: 135 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

5/7/2012--Introduced.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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 7, 2012

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5331”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


18 cosponsors (18D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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H.R. 2388 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 17, 2007

H.R. 629 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2013

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