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September 12, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas for Fiscal Year 2013; Fourth Straight Year

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) recently announced it has approved 10,000 U visas in fiscal year 2013—the fourth straight year in which the U visa cap has been reached. U visas, which are processed on Form I-918, are special...

March 08, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

President Obama signs Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization into Law

On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization into law at a signing ceremony at the White House.  The President was joined by Vice President Joe Biden, who was the original author of VAWA, and...

March 05, 2013
Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrrell

Legal Status for Victims of Crimes

Most undocumented individuals living in the U.S. are less likely to contact law enforcement if they are a victim of a crime due to the fear of deportation. To minimize this fear and to strengthen the ability of law enforcement...

March 05, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Update: House Passes Senate Bill 47 to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

On February 26, 2013, MMHPH wrote about the US Senate passing a bill to reauthorization the Violence Against Women Act.  You can read it here. On February 28, 2013, the same Senate bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives with...

February 26, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

U.S. Senate Votes to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

Next step: a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was first passed in 1994, with the purpose of increasing protections for targets of violence against women—including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and...

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