S.260 - Protecting Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence Act117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 02/04/2021)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/04/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.260 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/04/2021)
Protecting Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence Act
This bill allows an abused spouse or child whose immigrant status is derived from another alien (the principal alien) to obtain immigrant status independent of the principal alien. Current law provides a path to immigrant status to abused individuals who derive their status from a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, but not to those who derive their status from another alien.
Such an abused spouse or child must be accompanying or following to join the principal alien and have been subject to battery or extreme cruelty by the principal alien. An abused individual with immigrant status shall receive employment authorization, be eligible for renewal or extension of status, and become an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence under certain conditions.