Domestic Violence Victims
Under the Violence Against Women Act, certain battered spouses, children, or parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents may file an immigrant visa petition. If you were the victim of domestic violence or are currently in an abusive relationship, schedule a consultation today to discuss your options and explore some of the below resources.
National Immigrant Woman’s Advocacy Project
Promotes the development, implementation, and use of laws, policies, and practices that benefit immigrant women and children.
Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
Provides cutting edge legal expertise and training, policy development, research, and in-country fact-finding and use international human rights instruments to address the root causes of persecution.
MassLegalHelp has information for victims and survivors of domestic violence about their rights concerning child support, housing, employment, immigration, and much more.
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
Information on eligibility, forms, and the process of filing an immigrant visa petition.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The hotline (1-800-799-7233) has information about shelters, mental health care, legal advice and other types of assistance, including information about filing for immigration status.