For many, the immigration process is a happy experience where they come to the United States to be with family members and life works out well. However, for others, the process is one that is riddled with fear, isolation, threats, verbal abuse, threats, financial ruin, and physical violence. Many times, individuals in these situations feel like they are being held hostage because of their immigration status. However, you may have relief available to you under a provision of law called the Violence Against Women Act. VAWA provides the ability to gain your lawful permanent resident status (green card) if you are the victim of battery or extreme cruelty, without your abuser’s knowledge or consent, by self-petitioning.
If you are considering applying for VAWA in the U.S. contact us today! Orlando immigration attorneys Suzanne Vazquez and Maud Poudat are certified as experts in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Florida Bar. Call us at (407) 674-6968 during office hours or fill out the online form provided on this page and we will call you right back. If you have an emergency after office hours please call or text us at (407) 925-2554 and we will contact you shortly.