Transnational Marriage Abandonment Survey
Transnational marriage abandonment (TMA) is defined as a type of abuse in which an abuser abandons the victim-spouse in that victim-spouse’s country of origin, without means to return to the United States. The abuser, who is usually a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, then has sole access to shared children who remain in the United States and all the couple’s assets. TMA occurs in all communities and is a form of power and control where abusers take advantage of immigrant survivors’ vulnerabilities.
This survey is intended to better understand the magnitude of TMA in Wisconsin and to highlight the issues that affect survivors of TMA. Please complete this survey for each survivor of transnational marriage abandonment with whom you have worked. This survey is anonymous, and your answers will not be personally identifiable. For any questions, please email Kelsey, Staff Attorney – Underserved Populations at email@example.com.