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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an important observance designed to raise awareness about domestic/gender-based violence and to show support for survivors. As a victim of domestic violence, there are laws that can allow you to gain legal status in the United States. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was created in 1994 by then Senator Joe Biden, to protect victims of domestic violence, and offers specific protections for people without legal status in the US. VAWA also protects men and children who are victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence is against the law regardless of one’s immigration status. For an immigration consultation, call 855-768-8845 or visit http://www.askthelawyer.