Sacramento VAWA Lawyers
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) became law in 1994. The legislation had a broad-based purpose of dealing with domestic violence, and protections were extended to immigrants who may have lacked legal status. The goal was to allow people who were victimized by domestic violence to come forward without fear of deportation. If you or someone you love has suffered abuse, call The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. Then, call our Sacramento VAWA lawyers to get the legal help necessary.
Eligibility for VAWA
Authorities will do their due diligence in investigating the reasons behind an application, so it’s important to have an attorney who understands how to prepare.
To be VAWA eligible, the following must be true:
- The abuser should be the spouse or recently divorced spouse, and the abuser should have permanent residency status. Relationships with parents and children also qualify as domestic abuse under VAWA.
- The victim has been subjected to battery or extreme cruelty.
- Either physical or mental abuse must be a direct consequence of the violence.
- The victim must be a person of good moral character.
We will work with victims to prepare documentation and witness testimony that may be able to demonstrate all of the above.
Get in Touch with Our Team
People come to the United States with high hopes of a new life and a better future. Domestic violence turns that into a nightmare, and a lack of legal status is no reason for any human being to suffer abuse. It takes the police to hold the abuser accountable, but it takes a Sacramento VAWA attorney to protect the legal rights of the victim.
At Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., we are dedicated to helping you achieve your dreams. Our team understands that immigration matters can be very stressful. In fact, many of our employees are immigrants themselves and they have firsthand experience with the U.S. immigration process.
Get in touch with a member of our team today to learn how we can help with your immigration case: (510) 491-0291
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