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HOLD YOUR GROUND. Don't you dare sign the I-864 and watch your back.
She may try to instigate a fight and claim domestic abuse so she can get her resident status as an abused spouse. I see this over and over. It is a very typical scam.
Immediately consult a family law attorney to find out if you can change the locks on your house and put her out. Let her go stay with her bully friends and cut off all contact with her. Just have your lawyer deal with her in obtain an annulment of the marriage if at all possible versus a divorce.
But most seriously watch your step. If there is any way you can leave the house until you get a lawyer to file and get her out of the home I would strongly suggest that because I see this over and over. The next ploy she will use is abuse. I have had many innocent clients accused of domestic violence and charged. The foreign spouse intentionally hurt themselves, cut of bruise themselves and call the police claiming the man did it.
They have ended up with a criminal record all so the foreign spouse can get their green card as an abused spouse.
Seek out a divorce attorney locally immediately and try to get this annulled and find out how best to protect yourself from her making false abuse claims against you.
Cease all communication with her friends until you have gotten your lawyer to move on termination of this relationship. It was nothing but a fraud to get here and get her benefits.
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