To provide protections against violence against immigrant women, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Violence Against Immigrant Women Act of 2012''.
SEC. 101. RULEMAKING AND FINDINGS WITH REGARD TO RULEMAKING.
(a) Rulemaking.--Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Secretary of State shall make rules to implement this Act and the amendments carried out by this Act. To the extent necessary to ensure that such rules are made in a timely manner, the rules shall take effect on an interim basis, at the same time that notice and opportunity for public comment are offered. Access to the relief provided by this Act and previous Acts listed in subsection (b) is in the public interest, as necessary to protect health and safety and promulgation of regulations that take effect on an interim basis falls within the good cause exception in the Administrative Procedure Act. (b) Findings.--Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Secretary of State shall promulgate interim regulations to implement the provisions not amended or repealed from the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-386), the Violence Against Women Act and Department Justice...