Can an illegal immigrant place a restraining order on an American citizen? To what extent do laws protect them?

Asked almost 6 years ago - El Paso, TX

My brother, who is on probation, confronted my mom's boyfriend and punched him. I know this is considered assault. Point is he (the b/f) filed for a restrainting order, which the judge has yet to grant. My mom's boyfriend has no visa, ss#, work record, etc in this country. He doesn't speak english, so he was obviously helped in the process.

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  1. Leon Ben Hazany

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . Yes, illegal immigrants have the right to protect themselves from domestic violence.

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