By Jueseppi B.
Lucia was in a relationship with her abusive husband who beat her on a daily basis. He would come home drunk and beat Lucia until she was unconscious then left her laying in a pool of her own blood gasping for help. She always had bruises on her face and arms from her husband’s beatings. On several occasions Lucia came to the point of almost having an abortion because the beatings were so brutal. The day after her last beating Lucia found the courage to leave her husband and flee to the United States asking for refuge so she could save her life and her unborn baby’s life. In Guatemala she had no one who could help her as her family lives in the U.S.
Lucia crossed the border into Mexico and made her way towards the border into he United States .She was caught at the border and taken to El Paso Detention Center where she has been held for the last 3 months.
In September Lucia was notified that she passed her credible fear. By Immigration’s own standards, by classifying Lucia as “Level 1” detainee, ICE admits she is a low-priority case and should therefore release her to her family. Lucia is asking for asylum; by passing her credible fear interview she has already demonstrated she meets the bar set for fighting her asylum case. Instead of fighting her case from detention, Lucia should be freed and allowed to fight her case from the outside. The physiological stress caused by her husband’s beating has gotten worse due to her extended detainment. Her pregnancy is now at higher risk and she needs to receive treatment outside of the Detention Center.
I urge ICE to use its discretion for Lucia so she can receive proper medical care for the remainder of her pregnancy and be allowed to be with her child after the birth.
Call acting director John Sandweg @ 202-742-3000:
“Hi, I was calling to ask that John Sandweg use discretion in the case of Lucia Chilel Ramirez (A# 206-527-565). She is 7 months pregnant and needs proper medical care. Lucia fled Guatemala because her life and the life of her unborn baby were in danger because of the consistent beatings by her husband. Please release Lucia immediately!”
To Acting Director John Sandweg and El Paso Field Director:
I am writing to urge you to stop the deportation of Lucia Chilel Ramirez (A# 206-527-565), who is 7 months pregnant and has been held at El Paso Detention Center for 3 months. Lucia fled her abusive husband in Guatemala for fear that he might kill her and her unborn child. In September 2013 Lucia passed her credible fear interview; however ICE is refusing to release her.
Victim to Victor: pictures of my life; domestic violence SURVIVOR
Uploaded on Apr 1, 2011
An actual pictography of 22 years of my life with a controlling, abusive person who first landed me with his charm. Just like the cycle goes, once I realized something wasnt right, and I looked around, I was isolated and had no social network or support. I left and returned 3 times, then married him.
Look at the facial expressions.
Please use and share this as a tool. I am open to questions, comments or advice at OP Music House dot org.
Nobody deserves it, ever. See something say something. Its time to EXPOSE domestic violence and abuse.
Heed warning signs. And it does NOT just happen to women. Abusive behavior happens with CONTROL. And control doesnt recognize a gender, skin color or career.
If your partner is degrading you, reducing your self-esteem and self-respect, tries to separate you from the things and people that you love, STOP. It’s a problem. Its subtle, it doesn’t just suddenly happen.
Dont walk, RUN. And dont look back. Please.
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”Dangerous Love” Diary Of A Battered Woman
Published on Jun 25, 2013
Here is the new intense video/shortfilm for an online campaign I was apart of to help raise awareness for domestic abuse. I am extremely proud to be apart of this project and hope you guys can appreciate it as much as I do. There is no better way for me to show my viewers something different and that I have more to offer than just jokes than with this powerful message. I hope it entertains the masses but most of all, I truly hope it inspires someone to get out of such a situation or help someone get out. Act… Before it’s too late and share this video if you LOVE the women in your family! “ONE LOVE”
Survivor of domestic violence: Suzanne Perry on ‘Public Report’
Published on Oct 13, 2012
October is domestic violence awareness month. Meet the founder of nonprofit oranization OP Music House, home town hero Suzanne Perry.
Suzanne recalls her life from age 17 thru the next 22 years as the target of her husbands raging physical and verbal outbursts.
She started to accept she would never escape as fact, life became a blur and meaningless. She all but lost hope, until her daughter gave her an ultimatum. We all have a breaking point. Luckily Suzanne lived to tell and sends a message to us all.
Love shouldn’t hurt! If you are in a bad relationship, you are not ever alone. So many more are going through it and honestly will understand without judging you. Reach out.
If an emergecy – get to safety and call 911! Learn self-defense too. You dont have to take it, and abuse comes in many forms. A black eye can heal but a bruised soul doesn’t. Dont stop to question if your abuser will change. They will abuse again. They are not sorry, they will make you out to be crazy and make theirself to appear the victim.
Get out, and please, dont look back!
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