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Defying the odds

With Domestic Violence Awareness Month upon us again, I have been thinking a lot about the ways in which race, gender, class, and citizenship impact domestic violence survivors. At this time many of the loudest voices on the national stage are calling for increased mobilization around mass deportation and “securing our borders”. Even the President was blocked from authorizing an executive action which would have impacted millions of young Americans who live with the fear of having their parent(s) deported.