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January 30, 2018

I got U visa status based on a crime committed against me by my spouse but now we have gotten back together. Can I apply for the abuser (my spouse) to get status as a derivative?

No.  The person who has committed the crime for which you are applying for U visa status will not qualify for U visa status.*

* 8 CFR § 214.14(a)(iii)