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Advocates hail passage of Violence Against Women Act

Michelle Brané quoted in Asian Journal article on the passage of the Violence Against Women Act:

“We are encouraged by the Senate’s leadership in passing the Violence Against Women Act, but are concerned that needed protections for immigrant survivors were left out of the final bill”, states Michelle Brané of the Women’s Refugee Commission. Brané adds, “There is an obvious need for additional U-visas to protect victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and we hope that immigration reform will take seriously the need to ensure the safety of immigrant victims.”

Read the full article here.