LUCHA: A Women's Legal Project is a membership organization which helps low income immigrant women and children overcome domestic abuse. The Project seeks to empower them to become active in the broader community. The word lucha in Spanish means "the struggle." LUCHA assists battered immigrant women with their individual struggles, while providing the vehicle for them to become involved in a larger struggle on behalf of other women.
LUCHA represents battered immigrant women married to US citizens or legal permanent residents and assists these women in legalizing their immigration status without the cooperation or participation of the abuser under the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). LUCHA is the only project in Florida specializing in representation of battered immigrant women under the VAWA's immigration provisions. While LUCHA focuses in VAWA, LUCHA also provides representation to battered women who may have immigration relief under other laws.
LUCHA is a member of the Freedom Network USA.
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