Fleeing Domestic Violence

Seeking Justice

I suffered

much domestic violence

physical abuse

emotional abuse

from my partner.

He did drugs.

I suffered from depression

panic attacks

constant fear

I took legal action.

I got a restraining order.

He disobeyed.

He pursued me.

In my home

to continue his violent abuse.


I called the police.

He was taken away.

Locked up.

My lawyers told me

leave my country

for my safety and my son’s.


We reached the United States.

It took two months.

We asked at the border for help.

We were informed:

“We are not allowing anyone to enter.”

We were heartbroken.

All our suffering along the way



My former partner is out of jail.

He is looking for me.

I am afraid.

Mother in a Migrant Shelter

Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

November 5, 2019

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