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Texas: ICE Agents Detain Immigrant Seeking Domestic Abuse Protection

HeadlineFeb 16, 2017
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In Texas, agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, entered the El Paso County Courthouse last week in order to arrest an undocumented woman who had gone to court seeking a protective order against her alleged domestic abuser. County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal said Wednesday she fears the move sets a precedent that will see undocumented survivors of domestic assault stay with their abusers rather than risk deportation and separation from their families.

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