Legal Immigration Status And VAWA Immigrant Petitions For Battered Spouses And Children
The 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) made major changes to United States immigration law to protect immigrants victimized by domestic violence. At the Worcester and Newton Center immigration offices of Tadmor & Tadmor, LLP, we are proud to advise and represent individuals who need help with VAWA immigration petitions.
Tadmor & Tadmor, LLP, is an immigration-only law firm. Immigration law is our sole focus, and we are able to confidently offer up-to-date information and solid legal advice to our clients, who come to us from throughout Massachusetts, across the United States and around the world.
Our legal team has impeccable credentials and a proven commitment to helping protect the rights of immigrants. If you have questions about VAWA immigration petitions on behalf of a battered spouse or battered child, contact us today for a confidential consultation contact us online.
VAWA Immigration Petitions For Victims Of Abuse
When an immigrant is in an abusive relationship and the abuser is a U.S. citizens or permanent resident there are laws available to protect these victims.
Abuse victims can make independent petitions for permanent residency via the VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) self-petition process. VAWA immigration petitions are called “self-petitions” because the VAWA applicant is applying independently of the abusive spouse. VAWA immigration petitions are valid for the abused spouse and children.
Abuse victims need to file timely VAWA petitions. Do not file for divorce without consulting first about the immigration consequences. It is also important to consult to determine whether children can be included.