Tag Archives: VAWA

Am I An Abused Immigrant?

“Am I an abused immigrant?” may seem like an odd question to ask yourself. However, sometimes we are unable to see our own situation clearly. Our lives are a continuous flow of events and interactions, and sometimes it is hard to step back and evaluate your life. If you read the below and...

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U Visa: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the U Visa?

The U visa is a special visa for the victims of certain crimes, including crimes of domestic violence and sexual assault, among others. The person must be the victim, or “indirect victim” of the crime, cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation of the crime and show that they...

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What is Abuse or Extreme Cruelty for Immigration?

The following below lists some common examples of behavior that can constitute abuse and lead to extreme cruelty.  Please note that this list is not inclusive of all types or forms of abuse and cruelty.

If you are subjected to behaviors and actions that cause you fear, pain, stress, or other feelings...

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VAWA Cancellation of Removal in Immigration Court

If you are in removal proceeding and you were a victim of domestic abuse, you may be eligible to apply for relief from removal with the immigration court in the form of a VAWA cancellation of removal application. VAWA Cancellation of Removal provides another deportation defense to victims of domestic violence who find...

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