Green Card Through Battered Spouse or Child – VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)
Have you been battered (abused) by your U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse or parent? Are you being held ransom because your U.S. spouse or parent petitioned for immigration benefits for you and now threatens you that they will report you to Immigration Authorities to have you deported? FEAR NOT. The Immigration Law has protection for you. You can self-petition in order to obtain your green card and remain in the U.S. To be eligible to file a self-petition, you must qualify under one of the following categories:
Spouse: Battered spouse married to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. Unmarried children under the age of 21, who have not filed their own self-petition, may be included on your petition as derivative beneficiaries.
Parent: Parent of a child who has been abused by your U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse. Your children (under 21 years of age and unmarried), including those who may not have been abused, may be included on your petition as derivative beneficiaries, if they have not filed their own self-petition.
Child: Battered child (under 21 years of age and unmarried) who has been abused by your U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident parent.
If you are going through this difficult time in your life and stay in the U.S., Contact the experienced attorneys at the Law Office of EBERE N. EKECHUKWU & ASSOCIATES, P.C. so that we will explain the process to you and assist you in getting through this difficult time.