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Offering a Helping Hand: Legal Protections for Battered Immigrant Women, A History of Legislative Responses

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Published Date
March, 2002

This article presents an overview of the history of legal protections for immigrant women who experience domestic violence in the United States. The document notes legal amendments since 1990 that reflect an increased understanding of the danger of domestic violence to the society as a whole and to individual survivors.