"'The Department of National Security hasn’t been very effective in identifying victims of domestic violence, even those who have already gotten benefits, such as suspension of deportation under the law VAWA (Violence Against Women Act),' Leslye Orloff, director of the immigrant women’s program at Legal Momentum, said recently before Congress."
Legal Momentum in the Media
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Date: March 17, 2011
Date: February 12, 2011
Rep. Raul Grijalva describes a Congressional hearing on Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) immigration protections with the testimony of Leslye Orloff, Director of Legal Momentum's Immigrant Women Program.
Date: February 10, 2011
The blog of the Executive Director of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence (CAEPV) cites Legal Momentum's work on intimate partner violence and the workplace.
- Date: January 29, 2011
Date: January 26, 2011
"The DREAM Act is not an idea presented by a few. It is a project supported by US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, numerous universities around the nation, as well as by a variety of unions, organizations, such as...Legal Momentum..."
Date: January 2, 2011
"Support for the DREAM Act is coming from various people and organizations, including the National School Board Association (NSBA), the National Jewish Committee...Legal Momentum and MomsRising, and faculty and students from several universities all over the United States."
Date: December 10, 2010
"Leslye Orloff, Legal Momentum's Vice President and Director of the Immigrant Women Program, stated, "The DREAM Act will greatly improve the lives of immigrant women and their children and particularly immigrant girls, enhancing their safety, well-being and economic capacity."
Date: October 29, 2010
"The controversial Secure Communities program, which seeks to require all local police departments to share fingerprints with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, makes the lives of some domestic violence victims, in particular, anything but secure."
Reprinted by the Buffalo News (11/1/2010).
Date: October 12, 2010
"A new report from Legal Momentum, the Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund, tells us that the country is gripped by an TANF sanctions 'epidemic.'"
Date: September 20, 2010
"Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, our nation’s primary cash-welfare program for families with children, would more accurately be named Inadequate Assistance for Needy Families."
Date: September 13, 2010
"But according to a recent report from Ms. Foundation grantee Legal Momentum, financial sanctions -- commonly and erroneously imposed for minor violations -- have resulted in hundreds of thousands of families being denied full access to the benefits they've been awarded."
Date: September 7, 2010
"Moreover, according to a 2008 report published by Legal Momentum, Sex, Lies and Stereotypes, abstinence-only programs and policies are known to reinforce harmful gender stereotypes, stigmatize LGBTQ youth and families, increase public health risks, and restrict access to youth who may not have alternative sources of information."