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This article was originally published in Newsweek on June 05, 2019. You can access the original article here: www.newsweek.com/immigrant-survivors-domestic-violence-rape-too-scared-call-police-over-fears-being-deported.

Newsweek reported on a recent advocate survey conducted by the Tahirih Justice Center and other national organizations, which found that immigrant survivors of domestic violence often expressed concerns about contacting the police for help, or about going to court for matters related to their abusers. Newsweek quoted Tahirih’s Chief of Policy Archi Pyati:

“This survey shows us the grave chilling effect that recent immigration policy changes are having on immigrant survivors of violence. This is the message they are receiving: either stay with your abuser or risk deportation.”

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