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This article was originally published in The Nation on April 11, 2017. You can access the original article here: bit.ly/2p3BeAL.

The Tahirih Justice Center’s Chief of Policy and Programs, Archi Pyati, and a courageous former Tahirih client and current survivor advocate are featured in this article in The Nation about the growing fear of deportation among survivors of gender-based violence.

If women and children are going to come here because they’re afraid of violence and then finally find safety here, but that safety is torn apart because of ICE policies,” Pyati says, “we are undercutting not only…forms of protection that people might be eligible for, but also our international obligations to protect refugees who are fleeing persecution.”

Read the full article here.