There are a number of helpful legal services available to abused immigrants. Often, when the abuser is a U.S. citizen, he or she may try to use the victim’s immigration status against him or her. Don’t let this happen to you if you are an immigrant who has been the victim of domestic violence or abuse!
We can offer you many types of assistance to aid you if you are being abused. We can help you assess your circumstances and if possible, we will offer you help in changing your situation. Our free initial consultation is confidential and private. We are both friendly and supportive of individuals in need of assistance. Don’t be afraid to call us today!
We can help you protect your safety:
- Temporary & Permanent Restraining Orders
- U visa for victims of crime (including domestic violence)
- T visa for victims of extreme trafficking in persons
- S visa for being of assistance to law enforcement
We can help you obtain a U.S. green card:
- Abused Spouse Immigrant Visa Petitions (VAWA application)
- Marriage-Based & Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas
- Gender & domestic violence based Asylum
- Substitution of Marriage-Based Immigrant Visa for Battered Spouse Immigrant visa to continue the adjustment of status (permanent residency application) process
- Adjustment of Status Application (green card application)
- Advance Parole filings (for travel outside the U.S.)
- FOIA requests to get a complete copy of your immigration file from USCIS
There are two paths to apply for a marriage based green card. Which path is right for you depends on your individual circumstances. The two methods are:
1.) If you are outside of the United States, then you can apply through a consular process and have your interview at the U.S. consulate in your county.
2.) If you are currently in the United States, then you can apply to adjust status from within the U.S. and you will have the interview in the U.S.
If you are in the U.S., the USCIS will review your application based on if you came into the U.S. with an inspection or entered the U.S. without an inspection. If you have fallen out of lawful status but you entered the U.S. legally, and had an inspection by an immigration official, you can generally obtain your green card from within the U.S. If you are in the U.S. without lawful status, then you cannot change your status from within the U.S. You will have to return to your home country to proceed through a consular process unless you qualify for an exception to this general rule as the spouse of a U.S. citizen. Immigration law is very complicated and errors or problems with your petition for a green card can ruin the chances for success now and in the future. For assistance with your marriage based green card, please contact Your Immigration Angel today!
As a lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the United States, you are allowed to live in the United States indefinitely even if you are still a foreign national. Permanent residency also entitles you to work in the United States and to travel in and out of the United States without seeking additional visas or permissions. However, what is usually most important to many LPRs is the ability to petition for a foreign spouse or child(ren) to be granted permanent residency through a green card. You can petition for your spouse and children and there are always green cards available, because they are immediate relatives! For more information on petitioning for your spouse and child(ren), contact Your Immigration Angel today!
The Violence Against Women Act or VAWA, provides wide-ranging support and comprehensive immigration law benefits for victims of domestic violence. VAWA has also provided a foundation for federal financial support, as well as additional guidance for state and local law initiatives. There has been significant progress in addressing the domestic violence crimes against immigrants. However, many abused immigrant men and women are unsure of their rights. If you or someone you know is being abused or thinks they are being abused and is an immigrant, please, feel free to contact Your Immigration Angel for a free consultation today.
One of the most popular means for becoming a lawful permanent resident of the United States is through obtaining a marriage based green card. If you are married to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you can apply through him or her for your own lawful permanent resident status. A spouse who is a U.S. citizen is considered an “immediate relative” by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), conferring you with the highest immigration priority. This means that if you apply for your green card through your U.S. citizen spouse, you will not have to wait for a green card slot to become available. Spousal green cards are available all the time. Your Immigration Angel helps immigrants navigate the U.S. immigration system. Our special focus is helping people stay in the U.S. immediately. If you have any questions on becoming a U.S. citizen through a marriage based green card, call or email us for a free initial consultation.
As of 2014, immigrant women slightly outnumber immigrant men in the United States. Nearly half of all immigrant women are naturalized U.S. citizens. Immigrant women number more than 20 million in the U.S. today, and are making their presence felt in U.S. society. More than a quarter of immigrant women have a bachelor’s degree or even higher education. On average, 56.4 percent of foreign-born women were in the labor force in 2012, compared to 59.2 percent of native-born women. Of all employed women in the United States, 15 percent are foreign-born women. Immigrant women can be found working in every field, with one-third being in management and professional occupations, nearly a third work in service occupations and a little less than a quarter work in sales and office occupations. Clearly, the economic contributions of immigrant women are important to the U.S. economy.