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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;

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Abduction
Abusive Sexual Contact
Blackmail
Domestic Violence
Extortion
Obstruction of Justice
Peonage
Perjury
Prostitution
Rape

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False Imprisonment
Felonious Assault
Female Genital Mutilation
Fraud on Foreign Labor Contracting
Being Held Hostage
Sexual Assault
Sexual Exploitation
Slave Trade
Stalking
Torture

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Incest
Involuntary Servitude
Kidnapping
Manslaughter
Murder
Trafficking
Witness Tampering
Unlawful Criminal restraint
Other Related Crimes

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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.

Source: US Department of Homeland Security
David Walters
David Walters
David E. Walters practices immigration law in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has been licensed to practice law in California since 1998 and Nevada since 1999. He is also admitted to practice before the District Court of Nevada, Central District of California, and the Ninth Circuit. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice. He teaches immigration in the Hispanic Citizens’ Academy for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Mr. Walters graduated from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, CA in 1998. During law school, he was a member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society and the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Journal. David is married to Isabel Walters, an immigrant from Ecuador who is now a U.S. citizen. They have two children.

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