Under expanded federal immigration enforcement policies, immigrant women who have experienced domestic violence live in fear of deportation.
Forty-five states have statutes that encourage medical professionals to report certain injuries to law enforcement, and some states specifically require them to report domestic violence.
As a result, many of these women are afraid to get medical attention or seek help from law enforcement for danger of being deported.
Immigrant women and girls are statistically twice as likely as non-immigrant females to experience domestic violence, according to the Tahirih Justice Center.
Spivak Law Firm helps victims of domestic violence get the legal protections they need at Protection From Abuse (PFA) hearings and by working with prosecutors on criminal domestic-violence cases.
To schedule a consultation, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.