You may be interested in the White House blog on the Republican attacks on the Violence Against Women Act.
According to information received by AILA from U.S. DOS, for Employment First, it may be necessary to establish a cut-off date at the end of the fiscal year in an effort to limit number use within the annual numerical limit. For Employment Second, it may be necessary to establish a cut-off date for all countries other than China and India. Such action may be required at any time during the next few months.
H.R. 4970 (Rep. Adams R-FL), the version of VAWA that will be debated and voted on in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, severely undermines protections available to vulnerable immigrant victims of violence and places victims at further risk of harm. This bill will literally place victims at further risk of harm.
Released May 1, 2012