Nan-Hui Jo is a loving single mother, undocumented Korean, and survivor of domestic violence. After she fled to Korea with her child to escape her abusive partner, he reported her to the police for kidnapping. Upon her arrest, her abuser was given full custody of their six-year-old daughter. At the time of Nan-Hui’s arrest, their daughter was a monolingual Korean speaker. The abuser and his family are white and only speak English.
Following aggressive prosecution in Yolo, CA and a guilty conviction, Nan-Hui was sentenced then released with time served. Then she was immediately put into immigration jail by ICE. She has been imprisoned and separated from her daughter for 11 months total, and has been denied visits with her the entire time. Nan-Hui now faces indefinite detention and/or deportation, resulting in permanent separation from her daughter.
Society blames and judges domestic violence survivors when they stay.
Systems criminalize, imprison, and deport them when they dare to leave.
Support Nan-Hui Jo and all criminalized survivors of domestic violence!