What should you do if your U.S. citizen husband is extorting money from you to remain married so that you can get your green card?
: If you are a victim of domestic violence or psychological abuse (extortion might qualify too), you likely do not need to remain married to your spouse or pay him/her to get your green card. You do have options, so talk to an immigration attorney. There are likely to be low-cost immigration legal services available somewhere in your area. Ask around and search online. : In the meantime, you can look up the instructions to these forms at www.uscis.gov ("immigration forms" tab) to get an idea of what might fit your situation: I-360 (to file for status as a VAWA petitioner) or I-751 (using a battered spouse waiver). USCIS allows fee waivers for some forms.