b'A SEX TRAFFICKING SURVIVOR GETS HELP TO MOVE ON(continued)that Gabriela endured from the Mexican police, to show she should not be sent back, Melissa said. She also documented Gabrielas many scars, the result of the horrific abuse shed experienced while being trafficked. Inthefallof2020,MelissalearnedthatGabrielasT1 application had been approved. TodayGabrielaismarriedtoherformerboyfriendand holds a job at a local business, where shes recently been promoted. She is very dedicated to her job and grateful for the opportunities shes had, Melissa said. With her T1 visa and work authorization in place, she can apply for a green card, which will allow her to remain in the United States as a permanent resident.Melissa is happy to have had the opportunity to work with Gabriela, who has demonstrated exceptional resilience and is remarkably optimistic, in spite of all shes endured. After all that Gabrielas been through, it would be understandable if she werent such a wonderful person. But she is a really nice woman, and so hopeful and dedicated, Melissa said. 32 2021'