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T Visa Sample Cover Letter – Domestic Servitude
due to immunity); Tab 11, Diplomatic List for COUNTRY (noting that Ms. TRAFFICKER is
currently a diplomat who would enjoy full immunity from criminal prosecution).
E. Ms. CLIENT Would Suffer Extreme And Unusual Harm if Forced to Return to
There is little doubt that Ms. CLIENT would suffer extreme hardship if forced to return
to COUNTRY. Ms. TRAFFICKER, a diplomat and mistress of the President of COUNTRY,
enjoys substantial influence there. XXX continues to serve as the President of COUNTRY,
where his family exercises control over both the government and the private sector. See Tab 19,
Article, One Party Rule.
Ms. CLIENT fears that if forced to return to COUNTRY, she would suffer the same
plight as Ms. TRAFFICKER’s former driver, DRIVER, who left Ms. TRAFFICKER due to the
abuse and refused to return to work for her. DRIVER told Ms. CLIENT that as a result of his
actions, he cannot return to COUNTRY because his picture is all over the airport in Luanda and
if he returns, “he will be detained and tortured or killed by the police.” Tab 14 ¶ 47.
In addition, Ms. CLIENT has been severely traumatized by the acts of trafficking that
were committed against her. As previously discussed, Ms. CLIENT was so distraught with the
events that took place at Ms. TRAFFICKER’s house that she contemplated suicide. Since
escaping from Ms. TRAFFICKER, she has benefited substantially from counseling and case
management services through the Polaris Project and ABC Family Service. See Tabs 5-6. She
has also developed a supporting community through her church, where she actively participates
in a women’s group. See Tab 20, Letter from PASTOR; Tab 4 ¶ 71.
If Ms. CLIENT were forced to return to COUNTRY, this support network and these
counseling services would no longer be available to her. As the DATE Department of State
Trafficking in Persons Report notes, COUNTRY does not comply with the minimum standards
for the elimination of trafficking, has not made adequate efforts to address the problem of human
trafficking, and does not even have a comprehensive law that specifically prohibits trafficking in
persons. See Tab 17, p. 62. Thus, there is little to no likelihood that Ms. CLIENT could
continue to receive the psychological and emotional support that has been so critical to her
Furthermore, Ms. CLIENT still aspires to receive treatment for her myoma, which would
not be possible if she were forced to return to COUNTRY. Although she does not currently have
health insurance, the Polaris Project is assisting her to access medical services. See Tab 5 ¶ 6.
Ms. CLIENT states that she continues “to suffer extreme abdominal pain, headaches, and heavy
menstruation because of the myoma and [has] only recently been able to see a doctor again.”
Tab 4 ¶ 66. In COUNTRY, Ms. CLIENT would not be able to obtain this surgery. Health care
in COUNTRY is in a poor state—even worse than other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa—and
private healthcare is only available “at an extraordinary cost.” Tab 4 ¶ 67; see also COUNTRY
Health System Assessment, Tab 18 (noting that COUNTRY’s health indicators are among the
worst in the region and confirming that resources are allocated regressively to an elite minority,
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