I was on my J 1 visa, as an au pair. I fished my year, but in meanwhile before the end I got pregnant.
Father of my baby is African, so he is not an America citizen.
As soon as I started my relationship with him, I got threats over facebook from back home, that I should be burn on time square for example, same with my daughter because I had her with men who is another color skin.
I was afraid of going back home, I tried to get in school but my parents don't have money to do it.
While I was in a relationship with him, I was abused and isolated.
He had my passport.
We moved to Iowa, and here one morning DHS came and asked me to come to their office in Cedar Rapids, to do paperwork.
Witch I did.
I am waiting for my court hearing in Omaha. What are my chances for getting a sort relief ?
You need to hire a lawyer or call the Creighton University Law school clinic. You case is very complicated and has a number of possibilities for relief, but you will not be able to explore them in this forum. Have you already received a Notice to Appear and a hearing notice giving you a date to go to Immigration court in Omaha? If so, don't wait any longer to hire a lawyer.
I am sorry to hear you are in this situation. You may have options available to you. For example, if you can show that you have a well-founded fear of persecution should you return to your home country based on certain grounds, you may qualify for asylum/withholding of removal. Because it appears you've been a victim of domestic violence, you may qualify for a U Visa as a victim of a crime (if you called the police or reported the crime). I would speak to a knowledgeable immigration attorney to see what your options might be. Good luck.
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