Joint Statement on Recent DOJ/DHS Report

ASISTA, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-based Violence, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network, and Tahirih Justice Center issued a joint statement to the divisive and inaccurate White House statement and DOJ and DHS report issued this week, which among other things, requires the agencies to report on acts of gender-based violence committed by foreign nationals. The administration’s discussion of gender-based violence appears to be at the cost of propagating an anti-immigrant agenda, which we stridently reject.

In addition, Melissa Jeltsen at the Huffington Post has written about this referring to Tahirih’s statement about how the Administration has mischaracterized the data that Tahirih has compiled in its work on forced marriage.

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