Q: My sister is an illegal mother of a one month old baby, father of legal status blackmails her and mentally abuses
They are engaged, but he still needs to file for citizenship in order to help her. He blackmails her and mentally abuses by threats of depriving her citizenship and custody. Any options she might have? Steps to take? If situation gets worse, can i take her and the baby to my place for a while without being charged with kidnapping. She feels as if she has no rights while being undocumented
A: I'm not sure what you mean by "illegal mother", but I assume you mean an undocumented immigrant maybe. Anyway your sister should locate the closest abused women's shelter or organization. We have many resources to help women in her situation. She may need to get an order of protection and possibly assistance with housing etc. if she has nowhere else to go and needs protection. These organizations tend to be very concerned with children. I am not an immigration attorney so I am not sure of the consequences of her boyfriend's not being able to assist her. You could make an anonymous call to the abused women's shelter and see if they help illegals with children in her situation.
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