Trump Pretended To Care About Sexual Assault In His Address — For The First Time Ever

“Building a wall will not protect women from assault,” Archi Pyati, chief of policy at Tahirih Justice Center, told Refinery29. “The opposite is true. Many of the women risking their lives to come to the U.S. are running from sexual violence and threats of death. When they make the difficult decision to leave everything behind and journey north, they are doing so to protect themselves and break the cycle of violence. When they are forced to wait in Mexico, they are more vulnerable to unsafe conditions, disease, and sexual violence. And if they are not admitted, face a wall, or are deported without a chance at asylum, they are sent back to face rape, abuse, and even death.”