Remember, there are no hopeless situations, even if you have been part of similar stories, first contact an immigration lawyer, look for social asylum, knock on each door.
The one who has ever encountered knows that violence is not only physical action, but the moral pressing sometimes leave deep injuries. Every year millions of women and men in the U.S. face persecution, become victims of existing or former intimate partners.
And if the matter concerns also people of different religious or cultural views, then such situations are not uncommon. The abuser always feels the weakness of a partner, according to this principle, people are probably find each other. Many years experienced immigration lawyers, unfortunately, have archived a huge storehouse of such stories. And not infrequently girls become hostages to such situations, and it’s not just about physical or moral weakness, often foreign spouses are ashamed of their language skills when dealing with social services, do not know the laws and ways of the country, do not have relatives or close people who could hide from the aggressor. All this is complicated by the lack of personal funds for the flight home, and the fear of being illegally in foreign country without rights and status, and sometimes even with the child in arms.
Remember, there are no hopeless situations, even if you are a hostage to similar stories, first contact an immigration lawyer, look for a social asylum, knock on each door.
Under the law, even if you are not the Green Card holder, you can apply for home violence.
Here, you need proof that there was really violence in the relationship. Remember both physical and moral or psychological in the form of threats and blackmail.
Documents and evidence that it is desirable to have for the approval of the petition:
- a statement describing beatings and other acts of cruelty;
- police reports;
- judicial documents (for example, a warrant for protection);
- confirmation of shelter;
- medical reports;
- photographs of injuries and injuries;
- a letter from a psychologist about the damage done to your health;
- evidence of seeking asylum or refuge;
- correspondence with the abuser, confirming threats against the partner or children;
- evidence of non-violent acts (threats, alcohol abuse, drugs);
- testimony of neighbors, friends, relatives, colleagues, doctors, social workers;
- proof of the offender’s nationality of the United States;
- proof of marriage;
- evidence that the couple’s relationship initially had the best intentions, and marriage was not planned for the sake of benefit and citizenship (joint photos, accounts, correspondence, common property, evidence of cohabitation in the form of letters sent to the victim, driving license, joint tax returns and etc.) The more documents and evidence about violence, the easier it is to get approval. If there are no supporting documents and testimonies, the status will be problematic. In some states, there are free immigration agencies to help victims of violence.