The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Call your Senators to oppose Vitter 1330

Posted on: 06.20.13

Background: We all know that domestic violence can be complicated and that when it comes to what DV policy should be adopted,  victims’ voices trump.  Immigrant victims and survivors have told us that they, like every other DV victim, want help and system interventions—but also like every other DV victim—interventions that actually work for them! Vitter 1330 does not work for victims.



Talking Points:
The Vitter Amendment would disqualify for Registered Provisional Immigrant (RPI) status anyone who has a single misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence or for child abuse and neglect without any waivers. As advocates for domestic violence survivors, this amendment raises several significant concerns, including:

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