Is U.S. Immigration Law Biased Against Women?

Latina-owned businesses represent the fastest-growing segment of the women-owned business market, according to the 2012 Kauffman Firm Survey. Fox News Latino reported that between 2002 to 2007, their businesses increased by 172 percent.

Although there is such a high number of Latina business owners, gender shapes how employment-based visas are obtained. The study revealed that even when women are highly skilled, they still find it difficult to gain employment-based visas.

Employment-based immigrant visas, family reunification, politcal asylum and the Violence Against Women Act are four avenues of gender bias that women face in immigration law.

There are currently 5 million undocumented women living in the U.S. whom could all benefit from immigration reform