Lopez was almost killed by her Dutch husband after she sponsored him into the United States. He admitted to marrying her for a green card and then terrorized her to keep her quiet. Although the Department of Homeland Security warned her to protect herself from this "dangerous man" in 2016, the agency refused to investigate his extensive criminal activities or deport him.
As a citizen advocate and whistleblower, she personally presented a cluster of immigration fraud cases posing national security risks to White House staff in 2018. She testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee about her own case in 2017.
She lives in hiding with help from the State of New Jersey.