Do You Qualify for a Green Card Under the Violence Against Women Act?

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The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)  Offers Relief to Abused Immigrants!

Immigration relief under Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is available to a battered spouse or a child of a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.  Victims of abuse are eligible under the VAWA to apply for a Green Card.

The following are the requirements to be eligible for VAWA:

  • You are now the spouse or child of an abusive U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • You are now residing in the United States or have resided in the United States with the U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident abuser in the past
  • Have been battered by or have been the subject of extreme cruelty perpetrated by:
    • Your U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident spouse during the marriage, or are the parent of a child who has been battered by or has been the subject of extreme cruelty perpetrated by your abusive citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident spouse during your marriage;
    • Your citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident parent while residing with that parent;
  • You are a person of good moral character
  • You are a person whose removal or deportation would result in extreme hardship to yourself, or to your child if you are a spouse
  • You are a spouse, and entered into the marriage to the U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident abuser in good faith.

It is important to note that the VAWA protection is not exclusively reserved for women or individuals in heterosexual relationships.

We offer friendly and supportive assistance to individuals in this difficult situation.  If you need help, don’t be afraid to call us today!

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