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CDC puts out some arresting statistics on domestic violence

On Behalf of | Dec 19, 2011 | Firm News |

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) came out with some startling numbers on December 14. According the CDC, an astounding 1 out of every 4 woman has reported being violently attacked by a boyfriend or husband. Depending on the type of behavior involved, the numbers ranged from 29 to 36 million women reporting incidents of domestic abuse. This is a alarming statistic and even more disturbing when you consider that there are probably many undocumented aliens who were not included in the study. There are countless foreign-born women out there who are not US Citizens or Permanent Residents who have experienced domestic violence but suffer in silence due to their fear of being deported by DHS. Immigrant rights groups and concerned organizations have tried to educate battered immigrant women, but there are countless numbers out there who are unaware of their options, including the ability to self-petition (Form I-360) for permanent residence under certain conditions….