Violence Against Woman's Act
The violence against woman act, helps spouses of US Citizens or Residents become US Residents, WITHOUT the need of having their spouse petition for them.
In other words, if you are a victim of Spousal abuse, whether its physical, emotional, or neglect, you may be able to petition for yourself, to become a US Resident.
This type of application, may waive some crimes and and it may waive an illegal entry into the US.
Accordingly, you should call us to set up an appointment and see if you qualify.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Visa
The SIJV provides certain minors a way to petition for themselves to become US Residents.
Under a SIJV, a person, under 21 years of age, who was declared by a state court, as having been abandoned by their parents, and that by the same fact, may not be able to reunify with their parents, and or if they did reunify it would be dangerous to the child, MAY apply for a SIJV and eventually become a US Resident.
This is a very complicated process, we recommend that you call us so we may advice properly.
U Visas for Victims of Crimes
The U Visa, provides US Residency to victims of certain Crimes, IF, they aid in the investigation and or capture of the criminal. In fact, this visa, may waiver illegal entrances into the US and or may waiver certain past criminal convictions that may have been committed by the petitioner.
The active version of DACA provides what we consider Legal Presence in the US (BUT NOT LEGAL STATUS). This means, that the person whom is granted DACA may not be removed for simply being in the US for having entered without inspection, or for having overstayed their initial visa entry.
This means, that those whom do have DACA can receive employment authorization and accordingly, in some states receive a Drivers license.
If you came into the US when you were less than 16 years old, and if you were less than 30 years old as of June 15, 2015, you may qualify.
Call us for a consultation.