Entries tagged: Immigration

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Statement on the DACA Decision

On Tuesday, President Trump announced that his administration would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which permits young adults who entered the country illegally to attend college and obtain employment. Gina Scaramella, executive director of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, offered the following statement in respons Read More

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Fostering a Sanctuary for Immigrant Survivors of Sexual Violence

As heated and often harrowing media stories of immigration and the challenges facing immigrants continue, we see related effects on the survivors seeking help from BARCC. In this social and political climate, BARCC works to provide a sanctuary for immigrant survivors. One key feature of sexual violence is that it is often unspeakable and dehumaniz Read More