and witnesses, a
of whom are women
and children, routinely
face interrogation about
were submitted to Congress in conjunction
with the Violence Against Women Acts
of 1994 and 2000. See generally Robin L.
Camp, et al., Untold Stories: Cases Documenting Abuse by U.S. Citizens and Lawful
Residents of Immigrant Spouses, Family
Violence Prevention Fund (1993).
12. See generally Catherine Klein & Leslye Orl-off, Providing Legal Protection for Battered
Women: An Analysis of Statutes and Case
Law, 21 Hofstra L. Rev. 804, 1025-26 (1993)
(reconfirming that VAWA provides “that all
battered immigrant women have full access
to protection orders, can report domestic
violence crimes, and can have their abusers
prosecuted in the same matter as any other
battered woman even if they do not have
legal immigration status.”)
13. E.g., M. Grabel & H Berks, “They Got
Hurt at Work, Then They Got Deported,” National Public Radio (Aug. 16,
2017) available at https://www.npr.
14. This is like ER 411: although it is directed
only to trial testimony, case law requires
that counsel avoid references to insurance
during opening statements, closing arguments, and the like. See 5A Wash. Prac.,
Evidence Law and Practice § 411.2.
15. In reinstatement cases, litigants should
be aware of a recent decision, Santillan v.
United States Waste of Cal., 853 F.3d 1035
(9th Cir. 2017), in which the Ninth Circuit
held that the Immigration Reform and
Control Act did not require a wrongfully
fired employee to re-verify his immigration
status in order to return to work.
16. Sandoval v. Rizzuti Farms, Ltd., No. CV-07-
3076-EFS, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60745
(E.D. Wash. July 15, 2009).