By Coleman Jackson, Attorney & Counselor at Law
July 12, 2017
There are three ways immigrants who become victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and some other specific crimes may apply for legal immigration status for themselves and their child(ren).
- Self-petition for legal status under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
- Cancellation of removal under VAWA
- U-Visa (nonimmigrant crime victim’s visa)
A victim’s application is confidential and no one, including an abuser, crime perpetrator or family member, will be told that you applied.
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