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ICE detains domestic-violence victim in court

Original story at El Paso Times• 19 mentions • 6 days ago

El Paso Times 6 days ago

 
AUSTIN – Six federal immigration agents went to the El Paso County Courthouse last week and arrested an undocumented woman who had just received a protective order alleging that she was a victim of domestic violence. The detention has alarmed county officials who fear that that the arrest will scare undocumented victims of domestic abuse into staying with their abusers for fear of being deported and separated from their children or other family members. “Our clients come to us at the lowest point in their lives,” said El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal, whose office represents domestic-abuse victims when ...
 
 
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16 Feb
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Domestic violence survivor gets protective order from TX judge; arrested by ICE in courthouse thanks to abuser’s tip https://t.co/6oOHR3qH86
16 Feb
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#ICE detained a domestic violence victim, at a courthouse, after receiving a tip from her abuser. Horrible. https://t.co/7yGcMb8pJQ
16 Feb
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RT @UltraViolet: Wrong on so many levels --> ICE detains alleged domestic violence victim https://t.co/uoGsYEx7ls #NoBanNoWall
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RT @JoaquinCastrotx: iCE is wrong to do this. "ICE detains alleged domestic violence victim https://t.co/NEBNW440Bw
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RT @AdamSerwer: This is incredibly cruel, and actively makes people less safe https://t.co/uzJ7cfCAoD https://t.co/sHZKdHyVU8
16 Feb
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ICE detains alleged domestic violence victim https://t.co/ll9NOhJ8Ph
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ICE detains #tx #undocumented #immigrant domestic violence victim https://t.co/BGgzeAfQOx
16 Feb
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RT @nigelduara: It's not just ICE check-ins where agents are making arrests https://t.co/McAJuw0Zd4
16 Feb
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ICE detains a domestic-violence victim in an El Paso court. ACTING ON TIP FROM HER ABUSER. https://t.co/OuDVWXmt5v #NoBanNoWallNoRaids
16 Feb
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Beyond any words. ICE detains domestic-violence victim in court https://t.co/mOIP1Rl9Du via @elpasotimes
16 Feb
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.@realdonaldtrump What's the "danger" here, Donald???// ICE detains domestic-violence victim in court https://t.co/UQhqQKBxc3
16 Feb
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"ICE made the El Paso arrest apparently acting on a tip from IEG’s alleged abuser" https://t.co/PcXYioTULm
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ICE detains domestic-violence victim in El Paso court https://t.co/VTQJvyrQuS
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RT @fshakir: ICE detains domestic-violence victim in El Paso court. Read this and weep. Literally. https://t.co/ZbgUXQa4ub
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RT @sarahljaffe: ICE detains domestic-violence victim in El Paso court | this is how ICE operates. https://t.co/H9RjW40ARk