Immigration Relief For Abused Spouses, Children And Parents, Including Relief Under The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

The immigration laws protect certain husbands, wives, children and parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents (green card holders) by affording them the opportunity to apply for family-based petitions without their abusers' knowledge. This sort of relief allows victims both safety and independence from their abusers. This type of relief is available equally to men and women, regardless of sexual orientation.

The time for filing these types of petitions is usually limited, so be sure to call Ozment Law as soon as you are ready to gain your independence and seek legal status in this country. In some cases, relief under the Violence Against Women Act is available to victims who have been put into immigration court or deportation proceedings.