Women Should seek the Assistance of Best Immigration Law Firm for Cases pertaining to VAWAby Michael Wildes (Wildes and Weinberg P.C)
The United States of America is a nation that believes in equal opportunities and gives a better life to its immigrants. However many immigrants may encounter immigration issues that needs to be resolved. Any immigrant should always consult with the best immigration law firm to have their matters resolved, especially those immigration cases that come under violence against women.
There was a specific reason why the United States immigration authorities established the Violence Against Women Act or VAWA. It was observed by the immigration authorities over several years that it was common for women to face abuse on the hands of the individual behind stay in the United States. The person responsible behind the abuse was the one who petitioned the victim’s stay in the United States. It is often observed that the abuser uses his/her citizenship status in order to control the defenseless spouse. The various ways in which this could be done is in the form of custody of children and threats to hinder the process that may lead to deportation. It could be a traumatizing situation for the victim who feels isolated and bereft of any means to escape their tormentors. It is common to find victims having undergone physical, emotional and sexual trauma.
Victims of abuse at the hands of a US spouse can seek help from a best immigration law firm in order to file a petition for a stay in the United States. This means that she can file for a green card if able to prove her victimization of undergoing any form of abuse. In such cases, the abuser either has to be a legal permanent resident or a green card holder. The victim by applying to the immigration authorities can get her status adjusted to Legal permanent resident by starting the application process with the help of form I-360.
There might be cases where the removal proceedings have started against the victim. In such cases, the victim can submit a self-petition. The judge presiding over the specific case may terminate the process of removal that has been started against a person.