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My wife is part of a Facebook group that is about Filipinas and their relationships with foreign men. A family back in the Philippines posted on that group, about their daughter, who came here in February of this year (they were married in the Philippines last year). The last time they heard from their daughter, was her telling them "My flight is about to leave" (from PI to the U.S.). After her arrival in the U.S., they have heard nothing from her and that is extremely out of character for her to do something like cut off communication with them. The family reported her as missing to the state authorities in Alabama and a detective was sent to their home. The detective knocked, but nobody answered. He noted that some flip-flops were outside by the door and that the house had many security cameras. Because there is no proof that any crime has happened, they were not able to do anything.

The husband responded to the family's worries by posting to Facebook, "leave us alone, if you keep calling the police it's harassment". There was also a Facebook post, allegedly written by his wife, saying for the family to leave them alone and that she want's nothing to do with them from now on. The post was written in English, which again, is very out of character for her if she's communicating with her family back home. Many people think that the letter was actually written by the husband, or that maybe she did write it, but was told exactly what to write by him.

Assuming that she is being denied the ability to communicate with her family, what can be done legally about it? Who, if anyone, should be contacted that might be able to help? She lives in a different state than we do (they live in Alabama) so we can't go there and knock on their door. It's easy to think, what if she's locked up and can't get out? What if she's in real danger? She may be scared and threatened to not ask for help. There's just too many things to this story to dismiss it as paranoia.

Any advice would be appreciated,

Thanks

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Have you thought of employing a Private Detective to make some enquiries?


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It would seem to me that even if a crime wasn't committed the detective to request to speak to her . Maybe even talk to the neighbors . More times than one I am sure something bad has to happen before there is something done . Then it is to late.

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I would call the police department of whatever town she is living in, and tell them just what you have put here. Ask them to do a welfare check. I worked here for a local police department, and we used to do these a couple of times a week. If they get no response to the door knock, they are meant to return. Request a call back when they have established what may, or may not be, going on.


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This may just be one lady who needs a break before she start to send the

family money & a job ,as that's what they expect, its over a mth and she should

have comtacted her family but she may not want to,being embarrassed in not

having money to dole out yet....I think they jump the gun calling the police,

and the police may have asked about him, even know the husband who is a

law-abiding individual...if slippers are there then she is...I hope he is not

manipulating her....sometimes ppl wants to get away from their families

and will go very far away regardless of culture

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This may just be one lady who needs a break before she start to send the

family money & a job ,as that's what they expect, its over a mth and she should

have comtacted her family but she may not want to,being embarrassed in not

having money to dole out yet....I think they jump the gun calling the police,

and the police may have asked about him, even know the husband who is a

law-abiding individual...if slippers are there then she is...I hope he is not

manipulating her....sometimes ppl wants to get away from their families

and will go very far away regardless of culture

That's one way of looking at it.

But then again the family states that this is "out of character" for their daughter. Ditto the English post on FB from "their Daughter".

Family can try local Law Enforcement, the Phil Consulate, and considering the marriage is under 2 years (am assuming CR-1 with conditions still in effect), there's always USCIS. Locally, they can call up CFO and see what recourse they and/or their daughter might have in this situation if their fears are real.


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Family probably started bugging the daughter to send money home for various reasons. Need Medicine, Need Tuition money, Electricity or water about to be cut off. They decided to cut ties, this is this most logical answer.......

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If you know husband's bio like name, age, address then

you can run a background check for about $100.

I've done it once and you get pretty much all public records.

You can even run free searches initially to see if you get a hit,

and then pay to run a full report.

If the background check shows violent crime history, then have the family

contact the Philippine consulate office directly with a written letter of concern

along with the background check report.

If the background check is "normal"...then I think they just want some isolation

from their Philippine family...


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Another example proving the uselessness of the CFO seminar. We see Filipinas asking for help on the Effects of Major Changes page pretty regularly too when they have an abusive husband.

Filipinas are the only ones required to go through this seminar and what it ends up being is just another bureaucratic hurdle to get through, money to pay, travel you have to do, documents you have to produce like these parents right here giving permission to marry if she is under 21. What difference does it all make? None. I have yet to hear, out of the millions of Filipinas who have immigrated a single story where someone credited the CFO seminar for having been the reason they were rescued from an abusive US husband. With google, this site right here, and a lot of other resources a person with half a brain can figure out what to do.

You wouldn't be calling state authorities on a missing person. You would call city police or county sheriff's office.

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