During its reauthorization last year in congress, the Violence against Women Act (VAWA) was expanded to recognize some immigrants who have been subjected to human trafficking and stalking as victims now eligible for help.
This expansion builds on a list of other crimes that qualify victims for relief including;
Abusive Sexual Contact
Obstruction of Justice
Female Genital Mutilation
Fraud on Foreign Labor Contracting
Being Held Hostage
Unlawful Criminal restraint
Other Related Crimes
If you or someone you know have been a victim of one of these crimes and don’t have legal status there may be help available. All cases are unique so you should schedule a low-cost consultation today to meet with a licensed attorney to discuss your case and find out if you qualify for help under this law.