The Violence Against Women Act was signed into law in 1994 as a measure to protect immigrants in abusive relationships with U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. Congress recognized that many undocumented immigrants were especially vulnerable to abusive spouses who felt at liberty to abuse their spouse because of the victim's undocumented status. Abusive spouses often blackmail immigrant men and women by threatening them with deportation if they report the abuse to authorities. The VAWA allows abused spouses of lawful permanent residents and citizens to escape abusive relationships and self-petition for a green card as victims of domestic violence.
Fort Worth Immigration And Domestic Violence Lawyers
If you are in a dangerous and abusive situation and fear that you will lose your green card sponsorship, you need legal representation. These cases require a substantial amount of evidence that abuse is occurring. At Petty & Stewart, PLLC, our attorneys have been very successful in obtaining the the evidence needed to prove eligibility for VAWA. We are committed to protecting you and helping you find a way out of this dangerous situation.
Contact A Dallas Violence Against Women Act Lawyer
To arrange an initial consultation to discuss your case and how we can help you escape domestic abuse, please contact our Texas law firm today at 214-905-1420.