For 20 years, Anna lived under the abuse and control of her American husband, who refused to allow her to become a U.S. citizen. Despite her efforts to obtain a Green Card, she needed her husband’s approval. Instead of signing her paperwork, he held the threat of deportation over her head as a method of control.
When it comes to domestic violence, there is more to getting out than just exiting an abusive relationship.
Once a person leaves, some of the things they may have to deal with range from finding a new place to live and figuring out how to financially support themselves, to learning how to be safe and about the legal options they have to stay that way.
Since 1982, LifeWire has been working to help people on the Eastside and throughout the Puget Sound area with this.
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