PHOENIX - According to experts, one in three women experience domestic violence in their lives.
But because of the immigration issue some of those victims may not be getting the help they need.
"It's definitely still quite a significant issue in our community," said executive Director of the Arizona Coalation Against Domestic Violence, Allie Bones.
The numbers don't lie. Experts say there were 111 domestic violence murders in Arizona last year, spanning all races and economic classes.
"It runs the gamut of all the different types of violence we see in families," Bones said.
But with the immigration issue front stage, Bones sees a new trend.
"The immigration issue is such a significant issue for us because we see where immigration status is used as a tactic to control the victim, to keep her in a violent situation," she said.
Bones says the victims aren't only fearing their attackers, she has seen a decrease in undocumented residents getting help from agencies such as hers for fear of being deported.
"It might feel like there's nothing available for me, I have to just continue in this relationship," Bones explained.
That shouldn't be a fear. According to federal law, agencies can't ask about immigration status of domestic violence victims.
"If you are being abused please reach out for help and assistance," Bones tells victims.
There are beds available at many of the domestic violence shelters around the state.
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