Undocumented Domestic Violence Victim Detained at the Courthouse After Seeking Protective Order
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An undocumented woman was arrested last week by federal immigration agents in El Paso, Texas, after securing a protective order against her allegedly abusive boyfriend, PEOPLE confirms.

El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal confirmed at a news conference Thursday that the woman — whom PEOPLE is not identifying — has been detained since Feb. 9, as she was leaving the county courthouse.

Bernal said agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement received a tip about the woman’s impending...