Even If You Have Been The Victim Of Domestic Violence . . .
We Can Help You Fight Deportation And Become A Permanent Resident
As a victim of abuse, you may feel trapped, forced to remain living with your U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse. Due to your lack of immigration papers, you might think there is no way out. The abuse takes many forms.
However severe the domestic violence you’ve experienced, you don’t need to give up. With or without your spouse, there are options to help you and your children. With or without your spouse, you can fight deportation. With or without your spouse, you can become a lawful permanent resident.
Winning Your VAWA Case Is Not Simple
Violence Against Women Act cases are a unique type of immigration family unity services. You are allowed to file for immigration benefits without a family member to sponsor you. Trying to do this on your own is a bad idea. One mistake can ruin your chance for success. Domestic violence is not easy to discuss. But in order to win, you need to present your case with careful detail. You cannot afford to hold back the truth. Because your paperwork has to be accurately prepared – and your evidence strongly laid out – you need to find an attorney who makes you feel comfortable when you share painful moments you’d rather forget. You need to find the right VAWA immigration lawyer for you.
If you’re a battered immigrant, you can seek benefits in three distinct ways.
In addition, if your self-petition is approved, you can obtain a work permit – while you’re still waiting for your VAWA interview to become a permanent resident.
Who Is Eligible To Self-Petition For VAWA?
Although VAWA stands for the Violence Against Women Act, its protection is not limited to immigrant women. The following persons are eligible to file self-petitions under VAWA:
While your VAWA application is being processed, you have the right to stay with or leave the abuser. It’s your decision, and your decision alone. Without pressure from your spouse or parent. The whole process is completely confidential and private. If you use the services of a VAWA immigration lawyer, the government will not contact you directly. Your abusive spouse – or ex-spouse – will never be told about your VAWA petition.
Do You Qualify For A VAWA Green Card?
Many immigrant victims of domestic violence do not think they qualify for VAWA protections and benefits. For instance, you may have been told only battered immigrant women cam win a VAWA grant of permanent residence. This view is wrong. Under VAWA, you can also win if you have been subject to extreme cruelty.
Some examples of extreme cruelty include:
If you have been mistreated in these types of ways, you have a chance to win VAWA benefits. Whether your VAWA case is reviewed by an immigration officer or an immigration judge, hiring an experienced immigration VAWA attorney is the best way to ensure you put together the right evidence to win.
Gain Your Freedom From Abuse
As a VAWA deportation trial attorney and a family-based green card lawyer, William Vasquez has fought the spread of violence against immigrants by their spouses across North Carolina and Florida. William’ legal experience includes handling difficult family law, divorce, and restraining order cases. He has combined deportation defense protections under VAWA with protections under family law and criminal law provisions for many battered spouses and children.
Attorney Services To Help Immigrant Domestic Violence Victims
Raleigh VAWA Attorney Services
Our Raleigh and Smithfield immigration law offices assist VAWA victims who live in or nearby Raleigh, Lillington, Wilson, Greenville, Durham, Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Sanford, Fayetteville, Clinton, Clayton, Wake Forest, Morrisville, Burlington, Winston Salem, Wilmington, Greensboro, Goldsboro, Willow Springs, Fuquay Varina, Chapel Hill,, and Asheville.
Charlotte VAWA Attorney Services
Our Charlotte office help abused immigrant spouses and children from Charlotte, Matthews, Mount Holly, Mint Hill, Hunterville, Indian Trail, Cornelius, Concord, Gastonia, Kannapolis, Rock Hill, Monroe, Mooresville, Kings Mountain, Lincolnton and Lancaster..
Orlando VAWA Attorney Services
At the Orlando office, we guide VAWA applicants living in or close to ,Kissimmee, Sandford, Poinciana, Ocoee, Tampa, Conway, Pine Castle, Fairview Shores, Pine Hills, Azalea Park, Winter Park, Oak Ridge, Maitland, Lakehart, Goldenrod, Doctor Phillips, Apopka and Miami.
Call (919) 989-3000, or e-mail our law firm to schedule a free initial consultation. Our law firm takes all bicycle accident claims on a contingent fee basis. Our clients do not pay attorneys’ fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation.