ABOUT U VISAS & VAWA
At American Law Center, we help battered immigrant women self-petition under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for legal permanent resident status when they have been abused by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse. VAWA prevents abused women from being forced to choose between staying in an abusive relationship and possible deportation.
U Visas provide temporary immigration benefits to aliens who are victims of qualifying criminal activity, and to their qualifying family members, as appropriate. You may qualify for a U Visa if you are a victim of a designated criminal activity in the U.S., suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of the qualifying criminal activity, possess information about the criminal activity, and helped a federal, state or local government official investigate the qualifying crime.
CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL FOR BATTERED SPOUSE OR CHILDREN
Cancellation of Removal is available to those in removal proceedings who were battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse or parent.
Although, you must still demonstrate physical presence in the U.S. and have not been convicted of certain crimes, this relief is available to those who otherwise cannot show exceptional and extremely unusual hardship on a qualifying family member should they be removed.
CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL FOR CERTAIN NONPERMANENT RESIDENTS
You may be eligible to have your removal cancelled before an immigration judge if you demonstrate that you have been physically present in the U.S. for the requisite period of time prior to the issuance of your Notice to Appear, your removal would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to a qualifying family member, and you have not been convicted of certain crimes.
These cases require much time to gather evidence and prepare clients and witnesses to testify at the final hearing.
Our office has a 100% approval rate for these cases.