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International protection of battered spouse

Case Conclusion Date: 06.27.2012

Practice Area: Immigration

Outcome: Protected abused spouse from deportation

Description: Client married a United States citizen who began to abuse her after their first child was born. Abusing spouse threatened to deport spouse if she reported him to authorities. Successfully petitioned through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and Violence against Women Act to gain citizenship for the client.

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