June 27, 2013
Today the National Network to End Domestic Violence celebrates Senate passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation, S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, which will make our country safer for victims of domestic violence.
“Immigrant women are particularly vulnerable to abuse in their homes when they lack current legal immigration status,” said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of NNEDV. “Abusers exploit this vulnerability to maintain power and control and to keep victims silent. This bill helps victims come out of the shadows and is badly needed to keep victims safe and provide stability.”