Abused Spouse Earns Permanent Residency Through Violence Against Women Act

A truly heart-breaking set of facts: A young woman traveled to the US on a work-visa for seasonal employment at a popular resort hotel.  She meets her prince charming while working at the resort and the two married some time later.  Soon, prince charming turns into a physically and emotionally abusive husband.  She is also sexually assaulted by her Husband on numerous occasions.  The young woman tries to seek help but is afraid to go to police because her husband threatens to have her deported if she goes to the police.  We filed a petition on her behalf, detailing the abuse and cooperation with law enforcement.  Under the Violence Against Women Act, we were able to get our client Permanent Residency and away from her abusive