VAWA

VAWA

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The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was enacted in 1994. It has a special provision which permits certain battered immigrants to self-petition for legal status in the United States. They may petition for without relying on abusive U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident spouses, parents or children to sponsor their application for adjustment of status. Our VAWA immigration lawyers at the Danidoc are specialized in VAWA cases and they'll help immigrants who faced abusive relationships with their U.S. Citizen and Permanent Resident (Green Card) spouses. In order to understand how the VAWA cases work, it is necessary to understand how immigration law works relating to family immigration. In common, in order for a non-citizen spouse to become a permanent resident, the US Citizen spouse or the Permanent Resident spouse, must first file a family petition. It is very usual in abusive relationships when the U.S. Citizen spouse or the Permanent resident spouse to control over the immigrant spouse and use to “dependency” to their advantage.