How does VAWA apply to immigration?

5) I thought VAWA was a domestic law to help abused women. How does it apply to immigration?
Firstly, we should begin with a history lesson.
The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 was originally introduced in 1990. It was drafted by Senator Joseph Biden’s office with support from The National Organization of Women and Legal Momentum. It was signed into law in August of 1994 as a part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, with the help of outspoken advocates around the country. VAWA created new penalties for gender-related violence and new grant programs encouraging states to address domestic violence and sexual assault. Some of these grants were: law enforcement & prosecution grants(STOP Grants), grants to encourage arrests, rural domestic violence & child abuse enforcement grants, the National Domestic Violence Hotline and grants to abused women’s shelters.