Imagine you are experiencing domestic abuse, and one night your husband becomes extremely violent. He’s threatening to kill you, to harm your children. What would you do? Call the police? Unlikely if you are living in Ontario with precarious immigration status. Would you risk having your family deported, your children held in indefinite detention? And possibly deported alongside your abuser? Probably not. After all these threats are not imaginary at all; they are the reality of thousands of women across Ontario.