Immigration

AZ Immigration Law Stifles Domestic Violence Complaints

Victims are afraid to talk to the police

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Undocumented immigrants who are the victims of domestic violence could be among those most negatively affected by the entry into force of the Arizona law that allows police to question the immigration status of people they arrest.

"I have several cases of women who are terrified of talking to the police. They are terrorized, they're afraid that (the police) could separate them from their children who are citizens of this country and they could be deported to their countries of origin, places that often they don't know because they were brought while very small to the U.S.," Martha Angel Castillo, a volunteer with the Tucson May Day Coalition, told Efe.