Prosecutors and activists say undocumented survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault fear turning to the legal system amid Trump presidency

The assault took place in March. Ariella and her family were new arrivals to the US, but her husband didn’t know her real reasons for coming: her secret conversion to a religious group that was brutalized in their home country. Ariella had already filed for asylum.

When her husband found out, he screamed that he would kill her and began to rain blows down on her.

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