More on why you should not volunteer with children
'I've had a gun to my head'. Man wants life back after sex charges tossed
VAWA becomes a vehicle for wish-list funding
Under language enacted in the 2005 VAWA reauthorization, a non-citizen's unproven claim of domestic violence by a U.S. citizen leads to automatic legal status and eventual citizenship. Make up the right kind of story and you don't have to deal with that bothersome two year waiting period, or that annoying interview by immigration officials. There will be no review of the truth of your accusation, and evidence that the accused spouse might want to present in his own defense will be disallowed.
The bill would make domestic violence victims a new class with special privileges. Under the bill, a domestic violence victim would be entitled to lifetime employment benefits! This includes the right to employee health insurance, and the right to sue employers over higher and firing decisions. And since this would apply to people who self-refer, removing the need to provide proof, such a law would act as an incentive to make up a story. In these times of massive job losses, such a law would create an epidemic of false accusations, destroying the lives of millions of innocent people.
Couples struggle with society's mixed messages
Women's tendency to end up in certain sectors is the most intractable barrier to pay equality – change must start at school