Introduction


VAWA is short for the Violence Against Women Act. It can protect family members of abusive U.S. citizens and permanent residents by allowing them to apply for a green card without the help of their abuser.

Resources

 

VAWA Eligibility and Filing Process
By: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
An overview of the VAWA eligibility requirements and filing process. 

VAWA Clearinghouse
By: ASISTA
An online clearinghouse that includes statutes, legislation, memos, articles and practice advisories on VAWA. 

Document Gathering for Self-Petitioning Under the Violence Against Women Act
By: Immigrant Legal Resource Center
A guide to the document-gathering requirements under VAWA.

 

For a comprehensive library of resources on VAWA, join the Immigration Advocates Network's Pro Bono Resource Center (membership is free, but requires registration and approval).

 

*The resources above are provided for informational purposes only; they do not constitute legal advice.

 

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