Woman recounts her escape from brutal arranged marriage - Buxrs.com
Published: 2 years ago By: New York Daily News
By: New York Daily NewsPublished: 2 years ago
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Naila Amin, a 26-year-old Long Island resident of Pashtun descent, says her family married her off to a much older man to help him get a green card.
“I became a naturalized citizen at age 7, and I was engaged at 8,” says Amin, who was born in Pakistan and moved to Queens with her family when she was 4.
Amin was 15 when she returned to Pakistan to marry the older man. Like many women in forced marriages, she was beaten and raped. She was a virtual captive for months before she was finally permitted to return to the United States.
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