VAWA passed the Senate, slightly bruised. Now what?

For folks that are tracking the VAWA reauthorization that just passed the Senate, the provisions of significance related to immigration that stayed in the bill include:
lifting the U visa cap from 10K to 15K the derivative fix for for U …visas unfortunately the new aggravated felony for 3 dui’s.
It will be challenging to try to keep off negative provisions in the House bill so I encourage you all to be in touch with your House members to impress upon them the importance of NOT rolling back protections for immigrant victims. In particular: ask them not to undermine victim safety by narrowing the circumstances in which one can get a U visa certification, or allowing the self petition process to become a tool for abusers by allowing access to application information. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers/post/violence-against-women-act-reauthorized-by-senate/2012/04/26/gIQAJ12mjT_blog.html
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