Christina came to the US from Mexico when she was 45 in search of a better life. She met George and after dating for ten years, they got married. Once they were married, things between Christina and George changed – he would harass and belittle Christina, she would wake up to him hitting her because she was snoring, and once threaten to call immigration to get her deported. Christina eventually filed a police report and got an Order of Protection against George. Even though they’ve since divorced, Christina still has nightmares and panic attacks because of the abuse. Last week with the help of our Independence Project attorneys, Christina filed her U-VISA application.
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