The documents included in this section provide information about legal provisions, mainly Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), immigration laws, and international laws, that offer protection and assistance to immigrant women who are in domestic violence situations. Please note that some of the documents in this section may become dated over time because laws and regulations tend to change. For current resources, please visit ASISTA, Legal Momentum, the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, and Futures Without Violence.
"In the U.S., victims of crime, regardless of their immigration or citizenship status, can access help from law enforcement or the courts, as well as help provided by government or non-governmental agencies, which may include counseling, interpreters, safety planning, emergency housing and possibly monetary assistance" (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services).