Neither easy nor hard. Depends on the case. VAWA, if backed by facts and evidence, can apply to both men and women. I, as well as lawyers in this forum, have seen VAWA cases approved for both genders.
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VAWA provisions apply equally to both men and women. However, it is not as easy to get immigration benefits by merely claiming domestic abuse - the person making the claim must be able to prove it.
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