It has had many names over its year history: That was fifteen years ago. The photos are spectacular.
Caught up in a relationship with a gang member, the young mother of one, suffered regular beatings by her boyfriend for more than three years.
During one of his most violent visits inhe threatened to take their child away. That is when Montes, who was 21 years old at the time, became fed up. She packed her bags and headed for the US-Mexico border with her one-year-old daughter in hand. The two spent days in a cold detention centre, before being released, and eventually obtaining asylum on domestic violence grounds.
That was in Had her paperwork taken a year longer, Montes fears she may have been denied asylum and forced back to the violence she had escaped years earlier.
Now, though, after a decision by US Attorney General Jeff Session in June that makes it harder for domestic abuse survivors to apply for asylum, Montes worries about other women in Central America that come to the US to seek reprieve from violence. They will be beaten or killed.
Every 18 hours a woman is killed in El Salvador Added to this, many advocates and survivors have a particular concern for women fleeing Central America, which has the highest violent death rates for women in the world, according to the Small Arms Survey.
On average, every 18 hours a woman was killed in El Salvador inaccording to data from the Institute of Legal Medicine. Inat least women were killed in Honduras alone, according to the Observatory of Violence of the National Autonomous University of Honduras.
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Women in El SalvadorGuatemala and Honduras reported being raped, assaulted, extorted and threatened by gangs and drug cartels to the UN Refugee Agency in More than half said they reported the violence to authorities only to receive no adequate protection as a result.
UN Women has said that these "gender-related killings are the last act - a culmination - in a series of violent acts" that includes domestic violence, which happens in the region with domestic violence rates as high as 50 percent.
Immigration lawyers are also worried about what the decision will mean for women with pending asylum cases. I worry whether judges will be willing to look at their claims as valid in light of this decision," said Karla Altmayer, a lawyer working with immigrant survivors of domestic violence.
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New asylum rules approved by the GOP majority and Democrat minority House Appropriations Committee would give the right to migrate to the United States to a foreign population at least half the size of the American Midwest.
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