Women Are Dropping Domestic Abuse Cases In Fear Of Getting Deported

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This is the sad world we’re living in…

Ever since Donald Trump became President, he has vowed to “protect” our borders by cracking down on illegal immigration. Unfortunately, his policies don’t just affect one’s citizenship, it may compromise an individual’s safety.

According to Denver City Attorney Kristin Bronson, she knows four women who were forced to drop domestic abuse cases in fear of getting arrested by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.

Related: Mexican Comedian Nora Velázquez Has Been Deported From The United States!

She told NPR:

“We had pending cases that we were prosecuting on their behalf and since January 25, the date of the president’s executive order [on immigration], those four women have let our office know they were not willing to proceed with the case for fear that they would be spotted in the courthouse and deported.”

Most tragically, the perpetrators — who could have injured or killed their victims — are getting off scot free.

“Without victims willing to testify we’ve had to dismiss those charges and the violent offenders have seen no consequences for their violent acts.”

The lawyer says it all started when a video began circulating in February of ICE agents waiting outside of a Denver courthouse with the intention of arresting (supposed) illegal aliens. (You can watch HERE)

The video:

“unfortunately has resulted in a high degree of fear and anxiety in our immigrant communities, and as a result, we have grave concerns here that they distrust the court system now and that we’re not going to have continued cooperation of victims and witnesses.”

Bronson has asked ICE agents to stay away from “sensitive areas” such as courthouses to “avoid frightening people in our community.”

“We have made that request asking them to recognize the fact that there are sensitive areas… Federal guidelines from Homeland Security recognize schools and churches, hospitals as sensitive areas and we think courthouses should be recognized as well.”

Regardless of where you’re from, you should NEVER be subject to unlawful violence!

[Image via WENN.]

Mar 21, 2017 9:01pm PDT

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