Democracy Now: House GOP Cuts Protections for Immigrant, Native American, LGBT Victims in Domestic Violence Cases


House Republicans have trimmed protections for immigrants and other victims of domestic violence from a version of the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, which is up for reauthorization this year. VAWA is a sweeping law that provides legal protection to abuse victims, but Republicans have objected to a Senate version of the bill that provides protections for immigrants, Native Americans and LGBT victims. Native Americans say a version passed by the Republican-led House Judiciary Committee earlier this week strips tribal court jurisdiction and protection order provisions aiding Native American victims.

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~ by wheresthemic on May 11, 2012.

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