A battered spouse or child may be eligible for an immigrant visa (“green card“) if they have suffered abuse by a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident. Under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA), the spouse may petition to obtain lawful permanent residency. The battered spouse or child may be in or out of status at the time they seek this relief.
At the Law Office of David A. Breston, our criminal defense attorneys are experienced and qualified to help you and your children apply for permanent residency under the VAWA. If we don’t feel we can help your situation, we’ll tell you so right away or refer you to someone that can, so that your time and money won’t be wasted. To set up an appointment, contact our immigration lawyers in Houston at the Law Office of David A. Breston today.
The following requirements are the standards used by INS for reviewing a battered spouse petition:
Battered spouse and children petitions apply equally to men and women, and the abusing party is not notified about the filing. For further information about battered spouse petitions, please contact David A. Breston, Attorney at Law today.
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