Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Immigration Advocates Cheer End of So-called 'Widow Penalty'
"U.S. lawmakers have approved a measure that would end what has become known as the -widow penalty- the government's practice of annulling foreigners' applications for permanent residency when their American spouses die within the first two years of the marriage. Immigrants' rights advocates are cheering the vote. Paige Kollock reports on one woman's struggle to gain legal status in the U.S." -VOAvideo