Domestic abuse affects immigrant and American-born women alike, but immigrant women suffer from particular vulnerabilities—particularly, abusive partners who use the woman’s immigration status to keep them from leaving an abusive marriage or relationship. Immigrant women face barriers to adequate health care. officials can grant up to 5,000 so-called T Visas to help free immigrant women who are forced into the sex trade, among other things.Immigrants who have resided in the United States for five years or less are barred from using federal Medicaid for the most basic and vital preventive health services such as prenatal care—even if their incomes qualify them for the program—unless their state chooses to eliminate this bar for eligible children and pregnant women. Department of Justice estimates that each year 50,000 people are trafficked into our nation. But studies find that barely any are being granted.
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