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Shelter Access For Battered Immigrant Women - Chapter 7. Somewhere To Turn: Making Domestic Violence Services Accessible To Battered Immigrant Women

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This chapter provides information on how legislation, guidelines and grant programs protect battered immigrant women's right to access shelter services, exempt shelters and other domestic violence service providers from INS verification and reporting guidelines, prevent discrimination against immigrants and allow federal funds to be allocated to shelters that serve battered immigrants. Note: Reviewed in this chapter are orders by the US Attorney General, 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA), the Fair Housing Act, the McKinney Homeless Act and the Violence Against Women Act.