07 May '12, 2am

House GOP Version Of VAWA Would Strip Confidentiality From Abuse Victims | Care2 Causes

House GOP Version Of VAWA Would Strip Confidentiality From Abuse Victims | Care2 Causes

Now that the Senate passed its version of the Violence Against Women Act the House of Representatives must pass its version, and not surprisingly the version making its way through is pretty appalling. Not only does the GOP-controlled House version of VAWA strip away protections for undocumented, LGBT, and Native American victims of domestic violence, it also contains a provision that violates an undocumented victim’s confidentiality by allowing immigration officials to speak with her and ask for evidence from his or her abuser. This provision is especially cruel because it exacerbates fears undocumented victims already have of calling the police because to report their abuse risks deportation. Republicans want to build on that fear by alerting their abusers that their victims have sought help. Under the law as it stands immigrant victims enjoy a confidentiality when repor...

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