The U.S. House of Representatives this week votes on a version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), H.R. 4970, that would roll back provisions in the law that protect battered immigrant women and men.
In commentary posted on RH Reality Check, Eric B. Sigmon, LIRS Director for Advocacy, writes:
“The House of Representatives should take a deep breath, change course, and revise its Violence Against Women Act bill to ensure that our laws continue to uphold our nation’s proud tradition of protecting vulnerable immigrant victims.”
We hope you’ll read the rest of Sigmon’s piece, “H.R. 4970 Would Leave Immigrants More Vulnerable—and in Some Cases—Endanger Their Lives,” to learn more about this critical vote.
LIRS and a broad cross-section of other faith leaders and organizations also recently sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee to register serious concerns about these immigration provisions.
As this vote approaches, we need your voice to join others around the country in letting Congress know that this version of VAWA should not pass!