Abused Spouse (Violence Against Women Act)

Abused Spouse (Violence A…

An abused foreign spouse (or child) of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident may seek lawful permanent resident status without the support of their abusive spouse or parent.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

The law was created to help victims, regardless of gender, free themselves from having their immigration status being held hostage by their abusive spouse or parent. Therefore, these victims may seek lawful permanent residence independent of their abuser.

Physical Abuse is Not Necessary

Physical abuse and/or extreme cruelty perpetrated by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse or parent may qualify a foreign national for immigration benefits under the law.

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Sunil C. Patel Immigration Law has extensive experience helping victims of abuse seek immigration benefits under the law including VAWA based petitions. We are committed to honest, cost-effective immigration advice and services in every case. Schedule a consultation with attorney Sunil.


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