insecure immigration status, help victims of crime, domestic abuse, letter, Claire Waxman, Sadiq Khan, Give abuse victims the confidence to report crime and their abusers no matter what their status.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and London’s Victims’ Commissioner, Claire Waxman, have called on the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to urgently act to protect victims of crime who have insecure immigration status.

Work carried out by Claire Waxman, London’s first Victims’ Commissioner, has highlighted cases of victims of domestic abuse, for example, who are too frightened to report crimes and forced to remain in abusive relationships because of their immigration status – they may be on spousal visas, or being lead to believe by their abuser that they could be detained, imprisoned or sent away.

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