If you are an undocumented person and face abuse, you have options. You can gain safety and independence from your abuser and legal permanent residence in the U.S. Our VAWA immigration lawyer in Phoenix, AZ, can help you pursue a visa.
Our firm can guide you through the process of applying for your visa. During a strategic session with us, we’ll evaluate your situation and explain how the application process works. You are not alone in your pursuit of citizenship when you work with New Frontier Immigration Law.
What Is the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)?
According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) creates responses to domestic violence and sexual assault. Under this act, you could be able to gain permanent resident status in the U.S.
You must meet certain qualifications to gain a visa under VAWA.
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What Can a VAWA Immigration Lawyer in Phoenix, AZ Do for You?
There’s a lot one of our immigration attorneys in Phoenix, AZ can do for you. Our lawyers offer many services to protect undocumented people like you from deportation. Your lawyer will be able to help with all of the following:
Applying for Your VAWA Visa
You don’t have to petition for the visa alone. Instead, you can let your lawyer do it with you or even for you.
Our lawyer will ask you about your situation right now and tell you how they can help. We will review all of the VAWA visa qualifications with you and make sure you meet them.
If you meet the qualifications, your lawyer will help you collect documents and other evidence showing you qualify. Next, your lawyer will take you through the process of applying for and acquiring the VAWA visa.
Applying for Your Family
If you have any unmarried children over 21, your lawyer may be able to include them as beneficiaries in your application. If the application is approved, your children will be granted immigrant classification.
Applying for Permanent Residency
If you already have a VAWA visa, your lawyer will tell you about applying for a Green Card. If you qualify for one, your lawyer will take you through the process of applying for and acquiring the card.
Preventing or Appealing a Denial
Your VAWA application could be denied if you can’t prove certain criteria. However, we can make sure your application has sufficient evidence to avoid a denial.
Alternatively, if you’ve already filed your application and it was denied, your lawyer can either resubmit the application with more evidence or appeal the denial.
Preventing You from Being Deported
With your VAWA visa, you’ll be highly protected from deportation, but you may not be immune to it. If you ever receive a deportation notice or if you ever believe you’re under threat of deportation, your lawyer may be able to help you. When you work with our firm, we can explain all the ways we can work with you as you seek documentation.
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About Your VAWA Immigration Lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona
Since many of our immigration lawyers have handled complex cases, you can expect your lawyer to empathize with you and be highly motivated to help you. Your lawyer will do everything possible to help you and your family, even if it means appealing a visa denial.
We’ve been able to help many clients like you already. During a free strategic session with us, we’ll give you a good idea of what your experience with your lawyer will be like.
Who Qualifies for Permanent Resident Status Under VAWA?
If you’re an undocumented person who was abused by a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident relative, you may be able to qualify for a visa under VAWA. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) may apply to you, and according to this act, you can petition yourself (self-petition) to gain immigrant classification without your abuser’s knowledge, consent, or participation. If your petition is approved, you could gain permanent resident status.
The visa will grant you access to a Green Card which will give you legal permanent residence in the U.S. With permanent residency, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the many benefits of permanent residency, including health care, income assistance, and protection from deportation. You may be able to qualify for a visa under VAWA if you meet the following United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) criteria:
You can prove you have a relationship as the:
- Spouse, intended spouse, or former spouse of an abusive U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; or
- Child of an abusive U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident parent; or
- Parent of an abusive U.S. citizen son or daughter who is at least 21 years old
You could also qualify if you:
- Suffered battery or serious cruelty by the other person during the relationship
- Are currently or were once residing with the other person
There may be additional criteria that apply in your case. One of our firm’s VAWA immigration lawyers in Phoenix, AZ can tell you about these criteria and explain all of the criteria that apply to your case. Your lawyer can also check whether you meet the criteria.
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How Can a VAWA Visa Help You Gain Permanent Residency?
If you receive a visa under VAWA, you can likely apply for a Green Card. Your derivative children can likely also apply for a Green Card. If you get the Green Card, you’ll have permanent residency in the U.S.
If you already have a VAWA visa, one of our firm’s VAWA visa immigration lawyers in Phoenix can speak with you about getting permanent residency.
Contact Us for a VAWA Immigration Attorney in Phoenix, AZ
If you or a loved one is an abused undocumented person, our firm can help you gain safety and independence from your abuser. We’ll help you apply for a VAWA visa.
We can tell you more in a strategic session with a member of our team, and the cost of the session will go toward your case. If you’d like to have that strategic session with us, contact New Frontier Immigration Law today.