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A Network Of Safe Houses For Abused Immigrant Women Has Been Operating Quietly Underground

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Credit: Cinthya Santos Briones for The California Sunday Magazine

Above: A woman stands under an archway in this undated cover photo from The California Sunday Magazine.

A Network of Safe Houses For Abused Immigrant Women Operates Quietly Underground


Lizzie Presser, contributing writer, The California Sunday Magazine

Across the country, dozens of Latina women have been quietly opening their homes to immigrant women who are survivors of domestic violence.

A new article in The California Sunday Magazine tells the story of the women behind the underground safe houses, some of whom have experienced domestic violence themselves.

RELATED: Why Immigrant Spouses Are Uniquely Vulnerable To Domestic Violence

These safe houses have become increasingly important for immigrant victims who are in the country illegally and afraid of being deported if they turn to local authorities for help.

Lizzie Presser, the reporter behind the article, discusses how undocumented victims of domestic violence have been getting help underground, Thursday on Midday Edition.


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