Contact: Cindy Hoffman: 202 524 5330
Yesterday an immigrant survivor of domestic violence was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement while she was in court pursuing a protective order.
Statement by YWCA USA Interim CEO, Casey Harden
“Perpetrators of intimate partner violence will always try to weaponize the systems at their disposal — including exploiting their victim’s immigration status. In this case, we can see the horrifying reality of a survivor of domestic violence being punished for coming forward. We must stand with immigrant survivors as they seek safety from abuse.”
About YWCA USA
YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The organization is one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families each year. Learn more: www.ywca.org