Case Number: 2018-007154

Spanish speaking client is 37 years old, single mother of 2. Client has known perpetrator since they were teenagers as they were neighbors in Mexico and she used to visit his family every summer.  They started dating in the late 90’s and then she got pregnant.  He emigrated to the US first, she followed in 2001 staying with his family but without his knowledge. When he found out that she was in the U.S without his permission he got really upset and told her “he wasn’t ready for her to be here.” During the pregnancy he did not provide financial, mental or physical support but visited her every other month. Client got pregnant for a second time and that’s when he decided to move in with her and his family members since they were already providing for her.  Once they were living together that’s when the abuse started by calling her names. The physical aggression started happening when they moved out on their own as he was now responsible for the household.  The aggression was slapping her with an opened hand, punching her with a closed fist, pulling her and dragging her by the hair in the house and on the street.  In one occasion he closed the car door on her leg. She called the police on several occasions but she always ended up dropping the charges; his family called the police on him also and he got out on probation. In 2015, he sexually assaulted her and destroyed her apartment.  She filed a police report and a criminal case was opened in Superior Court of California.  She decided to move to Las Vegas with her children and the beginning of this year he found them, got into altercation leading her obtaining a TPO and pursuing a divorce.

Case Number: 2018-007118

Spanish speaking client is 34 years old, still married with perpetrator, currently living at shelter and she is only receiving $192 on food stamps. Client met perpetrator in 2015 about 2 months after she arrived to the U.S.  They met at work, dated for about 3 months before he moved in with her. They got married in April 2015. Client got pregnant and that’s when he started getting physical as they always had arguments about financial issues since he never provided financial support for the home and he refused to provide medical assistance during the pregnancy. Perpetrator used to push her, slapped her with an opened hand, grabbed her by her clothes and shook her around during pregnancy and after.  Client provided us with a police report dated 9/26/18 based on an incident that happened a month prior-around 8/15/18 as perpetrator wanted to be intimate with her but she said no, he tried on different occasions but since she denied him, he slapped her in the face. The next day she decided to go to a shelter as he previously forced her to be intimate with him but she couldn’t take it anymore so she grabbed her 2 children and left.

Case Number: 2018-006947

Applicant and the perpetrator met through social media in 2012.  Applicant and the perpetrator started a long distance relationship.  On April 2014, the perpetrator traveled to the Philippines to propose to applicant.  He proposed.  The perpetrator returned to the United States. Applicant and the perpetrator continued their long distance relationship.  They would communicate everyday through phone calls, texts and social media for another two years, when the perpetrator returned to the Philippines.  In 2016, applicant felt the perpetrator had changed.  The perpetrator had a bad attitude and at times he was verbally rude with applicant. A month later the perpetrator returned to the US.  The perpetrator filed a fiancé visa petition for applicant in 2017.  Applicant moved to the United States in March 27, 2018. She felt that it was time to marry the perpetrator since they had been dating for 6 years.  They got married, things changed.  Applicant discovered that the perpetrator had anger issues.  He would slam the doors and punch the walls whenever he was angry.  Applicant sates that the perpetrator’s eldest daughter had warned her about the perpetrator’s anger issues.  The daughter told her that she had to escape because she could not take it anymore. Applicant told the perpetrator that she wanted to go back to the Philippines if he continued with his anger and he told her that he was sending her back.  The last incident happened on September 2, 2018.  Applicant decided to stay in his daughter’s room because he was punching the walls and she was afraid. Then, the perpetrator was about to punch applicant but the roommate stopped him.  He ended up breaking a table. Applicant moved to Las Vegas to live with her aunt.   The perpetrator continues to harass applicant through email.