TIME spoke with Tahirih Justice Center Houston Executive Director Anne Chandler and Staff Attorney Libby Hasse for this story on how the new Administration’s policies are affecting immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. The article highlights Anne and Libby’s experiences working with survivors and cites the results of the survey that Tahirih and partner organizations put into the field to better understand immigrant survivors’ growing fear of seeking help.
“I know that there’s a survivor today who is not making the call or the neighbor is not making the call to 911,” Chandler told TIME.
“And I know that because of the phone calls I’m receiving and the client stories that I’m hearing from our attorneys. It’s not speculation.”