For battered immigrant women, fear of deportation becomes abusers’ weapon, but 2 laws can overcome that

For battered immigrant women, fear of deportation becomes abusers’ weapon, but 2 laws can overcome that

Pamela Constable – Washington Post – Friday, 10 February 2012 (originally published 08 Feb) Teresa Gomez, a Salvadoran woman in her 20s, and Margaret Ashong, a grandmother from Ghana, endured regular beatings, threats and insults by the fathers of their children. Like many battered immigrant women in the Washington area, they mostly suffered in silence, […]