As a battered spouse, child, or parent, you may file an immigrant visa petition under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA provisions in the INA allow certain spouses, children, and parents of U.S. citizens and certain spouses and children of permanent residents (Green Card holders) to file a petition for themselves, without the abuser's knowledge. This allows victims to seek both safety and independence from their abuser, who is not notified about the filing.
The professionals at Mallett & Associates can help guide you through this complicated process and answer any questions you have along the way. With over 13 years of experience helping hundreds of individuals and families with their immigration legal issues, you can rely on us to help.