You, a sane person, might think the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act — something that's a proven saver of lives — would be an easy, bipartisan pass in Congress. Well, the two other times the 1994 legislation came up for reauthorization, it was. However, during the 2012 reauthorization, which slid through Senate in April of last year with added protection for immigrants, the LGBT community, and Native Americans, hit a stumbling block when the House GOP decided they weren't comfortable giving legal status to undocumented victims of abuse. You know, something that could help prosecute their attackers and save their lives. I mean, they're lucky enough to be hiding out in some godforsaken shitbox town* stealing our crappiest jobs that nobody else was doing, what more do they want? Basic human rights and some general decency? Wrong country, y'all!
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