Summary: H.R.3188 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/30/2005)

Immigrant Victims of Violence Protection Act of 2005 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended by the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (VAWA), with respect to T-visa (victims of severe form of trafficking in persons) and U-visa (victims of certain crimes) nonimmigrant aliens.

Provides a range of immigration protections for abused aliens. Amends: (1) the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998 to provide access to legal services for such aliens; and (2) the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to make such aliens eligible for certain public benefits.

Amends INA, as amended by VAWA, to apply that Act's deportation protections for transitional relief to all VAWA petitioners.

Amends the the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to designate the VAWA unit (as defined by this Act) as the administrative unit within the Department of Homeland Security with sole jurisdiction over VAWA case adjudication.

Amends INA to waive certain grounds of inadmissibility for VAWA petitioners.

Authorizes the Attorney General to award trafficking-related law enforcement training grants to state and local governments.