Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Confidentiality Crucial to VAWA


"The political climate in Congress is so noxious these days that even a
law that originally passed with overwhelming bipartisan support because
it provided much-needed help to abused women is now a partisan issue.
That's shameful. Republicans
in the House should drop their attempts to undermine the Violence
Against Women Act and instead move swiftly to reauthorize and strengthen
the existing program, as the Senate has already done. … Eliminating the confidentiality provision is one of several changes
House Republicans would like to make to weaken the law. They argue that
the changes are necessary to combat fraud, in which immigrants