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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Green Card

What is VAWA?

 

The Violence Against Women Act, known as VAWA, was established in order for immigrant victims of substantial physical, mental, emotional and domestic abuse who were the spouse, children or parent of a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident to get help and self-petition to receive a green card without relying...

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Who is a Spouse under U.S. Immigration Law?

How is a Spouse defined under U.S. immigration law?

A spouse is a legally wedded partner.  Merely living together does not qualify a marriage for immigration. Common Law spouses may qualify as spouses for immigration purposes depending on the laws of the country where the common-law marriage occurs. In cases of polygamy,...

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Proving that Your Same Sex Marriage is Bona Fide

After the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was struck down, many same sex couples comprised of U.S. citizens and immigrants have begun to consider green cards through marriage. Immigration laws are the same all over the USA, and same sex couples are already being interviewed by USCIS immigration officers, and petitions for same...

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