If I report my permanent resident spouse for domestic violence, will he get deported?

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Question

My husband and I got into an argument that escalated very quickly and he hit me. I was very shocked and upset, but not seriously hurt. He is in the U.S. on a green card and I’m worried that if I take out a restraining order or file a police report, he will be deported. What will happen to him?

Answer

The most important thing right now is to make sure that you and any other family members are safe from any further violence. You should contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1â

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