United Kingdom: Immigrant Domestic-abuse Victims Fear Reporting to Police
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 1:35 PM

Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales, Nicole, Jacobs decries that police forces regularly share reports of domestic abuse against immigrants with Immigration Enforcement.  Although her analysis does not show that subsequent immigration actions have been taken against the victims, she believes that fear of such repurcussions leads to many victims not reporting instances of violence.  She is calling for a "data-sharing firewall" to stop police and other services from reporting victims to Immigration Enforcement.

Compiled from: June Kelly and Judith Burns, "Domestic-abuse victims fear deportation if they go to police," BBC, Nov. 8, 2023.