TITLE

FORCED THROUGH THE CRACKS: Deprivation of the Violence Against Women Act's Immigration Relief in San Francisco Bay Area Immigrant Domestic Violence Survivors' Cases

AUTHOR(S)
Owen, Lauri J.
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice;2006, Vol. 21, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article investigates whether and to what degree the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services comply with federal law in their consideration of Violence Against Women Act self-petitions in certain cases originating in the greater San Francisco Bay Area in California. It documents actual cases in which federal law has been misapplied or ignored altogether. It also describes the basic concepts of family-based immigration and explains the Act.
ACCESSION #
23201562

 

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