October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Intimate partner violence is especially horrible for immigrants who depend on their spouses for immigration benefits. We call it Green Card Slavery. Thanks to VAWA (the Violence Against Women’s Act) which is gender neutral and was sponsored by then Senator Joe Biden, there is hope through the Spousal Abuse Petition. This law shows the character of Biden coming up with a solution for women, immigrant women who benefit the most. Attorney Brian Figeroux speaks on this, as well as children who are abandoned in the U.S., the orphan petition and other immigration issues.
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