ON DEMAND: Advocating for Immigrant Victims & the Violence Against Women Act of 2021

Class recorded April 30, 2021.

The United States has long served as a refuge for victims of violence, a role enshrined in immigration law and expanded under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). In this class, learn about the status of VAWA’s 2021 renewal in Congress, what the renewal may provide, including possible differences from prior versions of the statute, and recent changes in immigration law and policy affecting victims of violence.

Class covers:

  • Violence Against Women Act 2021: Where matters stand with efforts to renew VAWA in Congress, and how the new statute may differ
  • How U.S. immigration law protects victims of domestic violence, including VAWA protections
  • How immigration policy has changed under the new Administration, including with respect to Notices to Appear (NTAs)
  • Real-life examples of how to advocate for immigrant victims of battery and cruelty

Earn 1 hour general California participatory MCLE credit: After registration, a staff member will email you the course materials, an evaluation form, and your Certificate of Attendance (usually the next business day). Register first, then watch the recording to the end and answer the questions provided in the popup to verify your attendance

Presented by: Dominique Quevedo, Managing Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Registration Fee: Registration for this public interest MCLE is FREE through the generosity of the Estate of Joan Lavine.

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice:
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