Have you been a victim of domestic violence by a US citizen or residence? VAWA may grant you permanent residency.
VAWA stands for Violence Against Women Act, however it is not exclusive for women; if you are a man or male child who is suffering abuse from a family member, you may be a beneficiary.
In the United States of America, violence is unacceptable and it is every citizen’s (and resident’s) obligation to comply with the law. Before the constitution it is not allowed for any individual to abuse, in any way, of any of his/her family members and VAWA is focused in protecting those who are still not permanent residents but have been victims of violence from a relative who is a citizen or resident.
4 things you need to know about VAWA:
YOU DO NOT NEED AUTHORIZATION FROM THE ABUSER TO APPLY FOR VAWA
If your resident or citizen spouse physically, verbally or mentally abuses you or your children -even if they are not his/her children- YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR VAWA
If your resident or citizen children mistreat you, YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR VAWA
If your resident or citizen parents are abusive against you, YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR VAWA
*If you have divorced the abusive person, you have up to two years afrter divorce to apply for VAWA.
*If the abusive spouse (or family member) died, you have up to two years after the death of that person to apply for VAWA.
There is a VAWA hotline you may call if you need further information Call 1-800-799-7233
At the law offices of the immigration lawyer in Memphis, Sean Lewis, we know VAWA may help you obtain permanent residency if you´ve been a victim of domestic violence by a citizen or resident and we´re here to provide you with information as well as help you apply for this benefit. Call us, (615)226-4236