VAWA Lawyer in McAllen Texas
Different immediate family members can apply for residence under VAWA as long as they provide plenty of evidence of physical and mental abuse by a U.S. citizen relative. It is possible for children, spouses, and parents of U.S. citizens and residents to petition under VAWA. Contact our office in McAllen Texas 956-313-9333 if you are eligible to qualify for VAWA.
You qualify to petition under VAWA as a child if:
-You are the legal child of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is considered an abuser.
-You have suffered severe abuse from your parent.
-You have resided with your abusive parent for a long period of time.
-You are a person who shows good moral character.
-You are the child of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident abuser who lost citizenship or lawful permanent resident status due to an incident of domestic violence.
If you are married to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident abuser, you can apply under VAWA if:
-Your spouse was never legitimate married to you due to the bigamy of your abusive spouse.
-You have lived with your spouse in the U.S.
-You are a person who has shown good moral character.
-You or your child has suffered domestic abuse and violence by your spouse.
-You married your spouse out of good faith, not solely for immigration benefits.
Although not that common, if you are a qualifying parent of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident abuser, you can apply under VAWA if:
-You are the parent of a U.S. citizen son or daughter who is at least 21 years of age.
-You have suffered severe violence from your son or daughter.
-You have resided with the abusive son or daughter for a long period of time.