IWP improves immigrant women's access to justice and services by passing legislation, working within federal, state, and local agencies to change harmful practices, securing favorable agency regulations, writing amicus briefs, working across broad coalitions with other social justice organizations. Much of IWP's Public Policy work focuses on violence against immigrant women.
Amicus Curiae Brief in Pimentel v. Dreyfus - Legal Momentum filed a brief in support of the plaintiff, who is challenging a decision by the State of Washington to terminate state-funded food assistance to lawfully present immigrants who are ineligible for federally-funded food assistance due to their immigrant status. May 2011
Amicus Curiae Brief in Friendly House v. Whiting - Legal Momentum filed a brief in support of a lawsuit in Arizona federal court to block implementation of Senate Bill 1070 (S.B. 1070). The brief outlines key areas where Arizona’s new law undermines federal civil rights protections for immigrant women and their families. June 2010
Violence Against Women Act 2005 - IWP describles the housing immigration, and employment provisions included in VAWA 2005. January 2006