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May 17, 2021

Can the government tell the abuser about my battered spouse or child waiver application?

The government cannot tell the abuser anything about you, including the fact that you have filed a battered spouse or child waiver application. Your information is confidential, and it is illegal for the government to share it with the abuser. If you suspect that the abuser has contacted the government or that the government has shared any information about you with the abuser, you should tell your immigration attorney immediately. You may be able to file a complaint against the government.1

1 8 USC § 1367