Domestic Violence & Asylum in The Trump Era

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Founder/Executive Director BeaSister2aSister.org

With all of the chaos still happening at the boarders and children still separated from their parents in detention facilities where most are being abused, being a domestic violence victim is no longer applicable to claim asylum.  This shouldn’t be too surprising. Women in the United States who are victims of domestic violence are not treated much differently. 1 in 3 women are a victim of domestic violence, 1 in 7 women have been stalked by an intimate partner and the presence of a gun in a home where there is domestic violence increases the risk of death by 500%. These are recent statistics put out by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). When a women finds herself  to be a victim she experiences higher levels of depression, anxiety and suicidal tendencies. There are so many factors that come into play that destroy a woman’s life as well as the children she is trying to protect. The vulnerability of a child when they are the witness of a traumatic and violent event can leave a devastating impact and scar them for life. The threat to a woman losing her life to domestic violence in the States is the same as if she was coming from Central America and not receiving the right protections. ...read more...

What DHS Doesn’t Want You to Know About Detained Minors

IMG_6145Samantha Inesta-Executive Director-BeaSister2aSister

The separation of children from their parents at the border is still a disease that is plaguing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Health & Human Services (HHS), the US government and everyone who wants them reunited. Hiding the gender segregation of the children should’ve been a pretty big red flag. Separating the boys from the girls suggests there is some sort of plan in place that is not designed to keep them safe but subservient. For the longest time no one knew what was happening in those detention centers, not the parents, not the people in congress against this decision-nobody. Until now. ...read more...

Where Do Women Fit in With The New World Order?

“We are living in extraordinary times.” That’s the consensus most people have come to when watching the whiplash actions of the current administration and it’s policies. Then there are those who are shall we say complacent, oblivious and living in their own bubble so they don’t have to care or wonder what fate holds for them. And then there’s the “What are you talking about? Everything is fine” group who thinks things are running smoothly and right on track.  They prefer to adapt the Alfred E. Newman strategy “What? Me worry?” All of this is can just make you want to find an island somewhere and start all over. Times have definitely changed but not for the better. Immigration has gotten so out of control that people are adopting a WWII style of hiding immigrants in their homes the way sympathetic Germans hid Jews from the Nazis, only this time it’s ICE. ...read more...

The Holy Land of War & Peace

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The divisions between Israel and Palestine are very real and badly intentioned. It seeks to keep out a people who supposedly have no rights to land that are for “God’s chosen people”, this in itself is a human rights problem because Palestinians are banned from from entering certain parts of the country while Jewish settlements are being built around them. Those that climb over the wall really do pay with their life with little to no threat to the Israelis. ...read more...

Children, Jesus & Jeff Sessions

These are dark days for a country that has professed themselves as a “Shinning City on a Hill”. Over the past few weeks all of social media has been flooded with images of children being locked up in what looks like to be glorified dog cages as if they are dangerous wild animals ready to strike any innocent passer by who dare look in their direction. When has it become a policy to demonize children to get a clear immigration laws passed?...read more...