In October 2000, President Clinton signed a bill authorizing temporary visas to immigrant victims of domestic violence who assist law enforcement personnel in investigating the crimes committed against them. Yet, over six years later, the law has never been implemented. Last week, the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law filed a lawsuit in San Francisco against the Department of Homeland Security, challenging its failure to follow the law. We will be joined by Julie Dinnerstein, an attorney with NYC-based Sanctuary for Families, which is a co-plaintiff in the lawsuit.
- JULIE DINNERSTEIN is an immigration attorney with Sanctuary for Families (www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org) an organization that offers a broad range of services including shelter, legal assistance, and counseling, to women and children in New York City.