The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides a pathway to citizenship to men and women who have been physically and/or emotionally abused by their U.S. citizen spouse, parent, or child.

If an individual is undocumented, married to a U.S. citizen, and a victim of domestic abuse, they may be eligible for permanent residency in the U.S.

A psychological evaluation will help establish the psychological impact the physical, emotional, psychological, financial, or sexual abuse had on the individual.

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