domestic abuse

Frightening Result of Immigration Crackdowns by Timothy Bakken


Due to Trump's harsh stance on immigration, undocumented immigrants who are victims of domestic and sexual abuse are afraid to come forward because they fear they or their relatives will be deported if they report the crime. In fact, since Trump has taken office, the amount of domestic and sexual abuse reports in latino neighborhoods has decreased substantially, and these crimes are already under-reported. This is a clear human right violation, and people should not have to live with abuse for fear of deportation, the two should be completely unrelated. The United States needs to make it clear that those who are being abused should not be afraid to come forward. Read the full article here

Timothy R. Bakken