The Violence Against Women Act, VAWA, is a law passed by Congress to protect all immigrants (not just women) from domestic violence committed against them by their spouses, children, or parents. In order to qualify for protections under VAWA, the abuser must be a US citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) spouse, adult child, or parent. Domestic violence is not just physical violence, but verbal and emotional abuse as well.
You may be eligible for protections under VAWA if you:
If you believe your circumstances qualify under VAWA, you should consult with an experienced family immigration attorney who can do a thorough screening of your immigration history. Contact us at Bashyam Shah LLP to schedule the consultation today.