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Abuse And Immigration

When abuse occurs, it may change immigration law needs. Learn more:

  • VAWA self-petitioner– victim of battery or extreme cruelty
    • The abused spouse of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
    • The abused child (unmarried and under 21 years old) of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
    • The abused parent of a U.S. citizen
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile – a child who has been abused, abandoned, or neglected by your parent and you have SIJ status
  • An abused (victim of battery or extreme cruelty) spouse or child under the Cuban Adjustment Act: The abused spouse or child of a Cuban native or citizen
  • An abused (victim of battery or extreme cruelty) spouse or child under Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA): The abused spouse or child of a lawful permanent resident who received his or her Green Card based on HRIFA other eligibility categories for diplomats.

Call 202-851-7648 to learn more.