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ORTIZ ALAVEZ, Anel Esmeralda  and  ROCHA ROMERO, David. Political Influence of California CSOs for the Protection of Immigrant Female Victims of Domestic Violence.Translated byJoshua Parker. Migr. Inter [online]. 2019, vol.10, e2148.  Epub Jan 01, 2019. ISSN 2594-0279.

The aim of this research was to characterize the assistance given to Mexican immigrant female victims of domestic violence by identifying the actions of CSOs in Los Angeles County, CA, in order to analyze whether they impact local development or not. The study employed a qualitative methodology based on grounded theory and used theoretical sampling, collecting data through semi-structured interviews. It was found that these CSOs have become agents of development, fulfilling a vital role and exerting public and political influence to empower battered women. They also achieved the creation of DART, a program to help battered women, and pushed for the implementation of Law SB 674, which requires that police issue a certification in cases of domestic violence.

Keywords : Undocumented; lobbying; U visa; VAWA visa; Los Angeles County.

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