Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Domestic Violence Among Illegal Immigrants

With all the talk about illegal immigrants crossing our borders lately, specifically in Arizona, it was brought to my attention the dilemma of illegal domestic violence victims trying to get help. An illegal immigrant woman that has been beaten by her husband cannot go to the police for help. Arizona law would allow police officers to question a woman's residential status. This in turn would get her deported and the man that abused the woman would probably disappear from Arizona and go to another state!

How does this sit with you? Is she entitled to be protected by our police, even though she doesn't pay taxes? Many illegal immigrants get medical care in this country, just as legal citizens do. Would this be considered a medical emergency? Should illegal immigrant domestic violence victims be helped?
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