Domestic Violence and Immigration

Immigrant women often suffer higher rates of battering than U.S. citizens because they may come from cultures that accept domestic violence or because they have less access to legal and social services than U.S. citizens. Additionally, immigrant batterers and victims may believe that the penalties and protections of the U.S. legal system do not apply to them.

http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/userfiles/file/Children_and_Families/Immigrant.pdf

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