Today, the Board of Immigration Appeals -- which supervises the country's Immigration Judges -- decided that married women in Guatemala who are unable to leave an abusive relationship can get asylum in the U.S. The case can be found on this link. Although it is a case about a married Guatemalan woman, there is no reason that the case should not also apply to women from other countries where domestic violence is tolerated by the police. There is also no reason that this logic should not apply to child victims of domestic violence.
Blandon Law in Broward county has helped women survivors obtain asylum from countries as diverse as El Salvador and Turkey. One year after asylum, they obtain green cards. If the domestic violence happens in the United States, we can help clients obtain green cards directly. This is based on a law known as Violence Against Women Act.
If you know a foreigner who is a survivor, and needs immigration help, have them call the immigration law firm at 954-385-0157 to schedule a consultation.