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.



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

VAWA Clearinghouse
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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