An undocumented woman who was allegedly a victim of domestic violence was reportedly arrested last week in a courthouse by immigration agents.
The El Paso Times reported Wednesday that six federal immigration agents went to the El Paso County Courthouse and arrested an undocumented woman who got a protective order alleging she was a victim of domestic violence.
“Our clients come to us at the lowest point in their lives,” said El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal, whose office represents domestic abuse victims.
“Many of them are so frightened of coming to us because of possible immigration concerns.”
Bernal said she believes immigration officials were tipped off by the woman's alleged abuser.