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Domestic Violence, Immigration & Trafficking Teleconference

NRCDV Publications
Training Tools
General Material
Published Date
September, 2004

Domestic violence service providers and state coalitions often wrestle with the complex impact of immigration and trafficking on the women they serve.&&Federal laws are confusing and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking are often caught in a system that hurts rather than helps.& How can we address this problem? This question was the basis for the teleconference discussion, which addressed the following issues:

  • Current and future policies affecting battered immigrants and victims of trafficking
  • Access to benefits for battered immigrants
  • The Violence Against Women Act

Speakers for teleconference were:&