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Task Against Domestic Violence

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  • Are you an alien who are legally married to a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident (“LPR”)?

  • Have you been subject to physical abuse or extreme mental cruelty by your spouse?

  • Can you prove that you and your spouse have lived together?

  • Can you prove that you have not committed any crime?

If your answers to all the questions above are “Yes”, then you are eligible to petition to obtain a “green card” by yourself rather than depending on your spouse to do it for you.

            Domestic violence victims are protected by the immigration and criminal laws in the U.S. Under the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) the spouses and children of the U.S. citizens or LPR may file self-petitions or battered spouse waivers to obtain green cards without their abusers’ assistance, in order to seek safety and independence from the abusers. VAWA allows foreign nationals who are married to U.S. citizen or LPRs and have suffered domestic violence and extreme cruelty at the hands of their spouse to petition to obtain green cards when they are in the following status:

  1. Abuser never petitioned I-130 for his spouse and children
  2. Approved I-130
  3. Adjustment pending
  4. Conditional Resident
  5. Abuser won political asylum
  6. K-1/K-3 visa
            However, you should understand that while U.S. immigration laws protect victims of domestic violence, reviewing officers of the VAWA unit at the Vermont Service Center of the Citizenship and Immigration Service carefully adjudicate this type of cases. Based on the current statistics, VAWA case approval rate is no more than 60%, which means that even if your marriage is true and you are abused by your U.S. citizen or LPR spouse, you may not succeed in obtaining a green card after you file a self-petition or battered spouse waiver.

Our office specializes VAWA self-petitions and battered spouse waivers. Since the enactment of VAWA, Attorney Mei S. Chen has assisted numerous domestic violence victims, women, men and children, to obtain green cards on their own, thereby freeing those victims from their daily sufferings and abuse at the hands of their abusers.

Having worked with foreign nationals who are domestic violence victims and having encountered various abusive domestic violence scenarios, Attorney Chen fully understands your pain and sufferings. More importantly, Attorney Chen’s experience and expertise in this area will help you to achieve your ultimate goal.

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