Green Card Given to Dutch Man the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deems “Dangerous”
... then DHS Intentionally Puts American Crime Victim in Danger
In 2016, homeland security officials warned Elena Maria Lopez about the “dangerous man” she married and sponsored into her country. By the time the feds issued this belated warning, Lopez already knew he was dangerous. She had frantically sought help from these same officials years earlier but to no avail. Lopez was now living in hiding after New Jersey officials stepped in to protect her.
Years earlier, Lopez fled her home after her then-husband:
Lopez's husband repeatedly attacked her, threatened her with a firearm and promised to kill her.
After local police, her district attorney and immigration authorities did nothing, Lopez desperately sought help from a retired FBI agent. Together, they found out she sponsored a violent criminal into the United States -- and they documented it.
Lopez's former husband:
"they found out she sponsored a violent criminal into the United States -- and they documented it."
Elena's violent husband then became eligible for a special “domestic-violence green card." To get this fast-tracked green card, one simply claims they're abused by an American. No evidence, interviews or investigations are required; Americans are barred from being interviewed or providing evidence. (Meaning Lopez and the retired FBI agent wasted time, energy and money collecting evidence.)
This unique type of green card is coveted since it also waives fraud, criminal activities and inadmissibility, and these green cards can’t be revoked -- even when flagged by national security investigators.
A special social-work unit makes these homeland security decisions, thus barring trained immigration investigators from the process. (See 2002 Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) memo after investigators tried to revoke fraudulent "domestic-violence green cards"; See followup 2010 DHS memo after investigators again tried revocations based on fraud.)
Violent predators, criminals, security risks and fraudsters get quick citizenship using loopholes
By refusing to sign his final immigration papers and reporting him to immigration authorities, Lopez subjected her foreign husband to “extreme cruelty” based on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). [See "Immigration Control as Abuse"; AllLaw]
This landmark domestic-violence law has become the easiest way for criminals and fraudsters to get fast-tracked green cards and U.S. citizenship.
Lopez remains in hiding to this day.
Meanwhile, her former husband continues living openly in the United States. Despite this man's clearly documented violence, criminal activities and fraud, the Department of Homeland Security gave a green card to someone the agency itself identified as “dangerous.”
He remains eligible to renew his fraudulent green card or apply for U.S. citizenship, which he might have already attained.
An American's refusal to sign fraudulent immigration paperwork considered "extreme cruelty" (abuse)
As an oversight committee, Senate Judiciary investigators have access to DHS immigration files. After six weeks of vetting and evidence review, Lopez was chosen as the lead witness for Senate immigration fraud hearings. Committee lawyers said she had one of the best documented and most credible cases they've seen.