June 23, 2015
The abusing spouse (probably the husband) is dead and has been for nearly two years.
The abused spouse is not a legal U.S. resident, but she can claim green card status because of the abuse she suffered at his hands even though it would be impossible, by definition, for the abuse to happen again.
This highly specialized, not totally rational piece of our immigration policy is not, in this case, an invention of the USCIS. Instead, it was produced by Congress. Read more...