VAWA Relief Immigration Attorney

Immigration Attorney Vianey Hurtado
By: Vianey Hurtado
Immigration Lawyer
Licensed in Arizona since: 2014

VAWA Relief Immigration Attorney In Phoenix, AZ

VAWA is the Violence Against Women Act, passed by Congress in 1994. It offers immigrants, both men and women, paths to deferred action or  lawful permanent residency based on specific factors. VAWA allows you to do so without the spouse or parent’s knowledge or cooperation.

Through VAWA, victims can access necessary resources to heal and seek justice, as well. These include housing support, counseling, and access to medical care. This law makes a significant impact by helping immigrants remain in the US while escaping abusive relationships.

At Vianey K. Hurtado Law, we can help you apply and receive permanent residency through VAWA. Our legal team all has immigrant roots and real experience within the system. We'll provide guidance and strategies to get you the best possible outcome. This process can take 36 months on average, but we are with you every step of the way. We are ready to advocate for members of the Phoenix and Yuma communities.

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Who Qualifies For VAWA

Under VAWA, non-citizen immigrants can self-petition without the knowledge or consent from an abusive spouse or former spouse, parent, or adult child.

You may qualify for this relief if you are the victim of battery or extreme cruelty committed by: 

  • An abusive spouse or former spouse who is a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • An abusive parent who is a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • An abusive adult child (over 21) who is a US Citizen 

You must show that you have been a victim of battery or extreme cruelty during the qualified relationship, which can include physical assault or abuse, psychological abuse, sexual assault, and more. (US Citizenship & Immigration Services)

For spouses, you must prove that the marriage was legal and bonafide and all previous marriages no longer exist due to death or divorce.

You can still be eligible for VAWA if you believed you were legally married to your abusive spouse but the marriage is not legitimate solely because of the bigamy of your abusive spouse, your abusive spouse died or if your marriage was terminated within 2 years prior to filing the self-petition. You may also be eligible if your abusive spouse has lost status. 

What Are The Benefits Of VAWA

VAWA has several benefits for those who are seeking relief. These benefits include:

  • Protection From Deportation: If you are granted VAWA relief, the law protects you against removal from the United States.
  • Social Services: If you are granted VAWA relief, you may qualify for social services like housing assistance, counseling, healthcare, etc.
  • Family Reunion: Those who successfully receive legal status through VAWA can petition for family to join them in the United States.

If you qualify, this act allows you to gain security and stability while remaining in the US. It offers relief and the foundation for a good life away from unnecessary harm.

What Forms Of Relief Does VAWA Offer

VAWA offers relief to non-citizens through a few different methods. These 3 forms of relief are:

Self-Petition and Lawful Permanent Residency -

You may self-petition for VAWA by meeting all requirements and filling out a Form I-360. If granted the relief, you will receive deferred action–which is essentially protection from removal. You may also be eligible to apply adjustment of status and obtain Lawful Permanent Residency (LPR). 

Battered Spouse Or Child Waiver -

These waivers exist to aid immigrant victims of abuse who have Conditional Permanent Residence, remove the conditions. This term refers to those who have been married to a citizen or permanent resident for less than two years but have been a victim of abuse during the marriage.

The waiver allows you to apply for removal of conditions without your spouse or parent’s consent.

Cancellation Of Removal -

If you're currently in removal proceedings, this form of relief allows you to demonstrate abuse from a qualifying spouse. It also applies to those with children abused by said spouse. While this route can be difficult, seeking help from an equipped attorney can tilt the odds in your favor.

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Let Our Compassionate Legal Team Help You With Your VAWA Relief In Arizona

Attorney Vianey K. Hurtado and the VKH legal team help you navigate complex immigration issues, like filing for VAWA relief. We provide in-depth strategies to aid our efforts in obtaining LPR. We actively advocate for immigrants in the Phoenix and Yuma areas.

If you're seeking relief and think you may qualify for VAWA in Arizona, contact our offices to start the process today.

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The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Vianey K. Hurtado Law’s legal team is licensed to practice law in Arizona. We invite you to contact us, but please be aware that contacting us does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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