VAWA Self Petitions

At American Law Center, we help battered immigrant women self-petition under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for legal permanent resident status when they have been abused by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse. VAWA prevents abused women from being forced to choose between staying in an abusive relationship and possible deportation.

If you or your child were victims of domestic violence, contact our office for a free case evaluation. We will evaluate your case and determine what form of relief is available to you. There are several forms of relief available for immigrants that are victims of domestic violence. The most important thing to remember is that there is relief available to you therefore you should not be forced to remain in an abusive relationship.

The abuse does not have to be physical; it can also be verbal as long as it actually happened.

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