Migrant Women and Children at Risk: In custody in Arizona

Many women who come to the United States seeking asylum have suffered great harm. They flee their countries of origin because they’ve been persecuted on account of their race, religion or political orientation. They are often survivors of domestic violence, rape and trafficking. These women come to the U.S. seeking protection, but upon arrival, are held in detention facilities where they are subjected to additional neglect and abuse

Published 2011-04-15