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Metairie Immigration Lawyers Helping Clients With Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Green Cards

At Nicaud & Sunseri Law Firm, our Metairie immigration attorneys are compassionate, solutions-driven advocates for people and families. With a deep understanding of the immigration law provisions included in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), we help people in difficult situations find the best path forward. If you have any questions about VAWA green cards, we can help. For a strictly private review of your VAWA case, please do not hesitate to call our immigration lawyers for immediate help.

Violence Against Women Act and Immigration Protections

Unfortunately, domestic violence remains a serious problem in , the United States, and throughout the world. For a number of different reasons, immigrants can be especially vulnerable to spousal violence. As an example, an abusive partner may threaten to call immigration enforcement authorities to control an undocumented partner. Alternatively, an abusive spouse/fiancé may threaten to withdraw their support for a green card. In either circumstance, a person’s immigration status is being used against them to further abuse.

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides safety, security, and a potential solution for vulnerable immigrants. Under VAWA, victims of domestic abuse have the right to self-petition for a green card even when they might not otherwise be eligible to do so. A VAWA petition can be submitted without the abusive partner’s approval or without them being notified. Notably, VAWA is a gender neutral immigration option. A man has the right to apply for immigration relief through the Violence Against Women Act.

How a Immigration Lawyer Can Help With Your VAWA Case

Applying for a green card through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) can be complicated. At Nicaud & Sunseri Law Firm, we help vulnerable people navigate the intricacies of the application process. When you reach out to our legal team, you will get confidential help from a Metairie immigration lawyer who can:

  • Answer your questions and explain your legal options under VAWA;
  • Gather supporting documents and records and help you with your application; and
  • Take legal action to protect your rights and get you and your family the best outcome.

The paperwork and evidentiary requirements of VAWA can feel overwhelming—especially when you are already going through such a difficult time. Do not be dissuaded from pursuing the relief and legal protections that are available to you under federal law. Our Metairie immigration attorneys are prepared to help you get started with the process.

Contact Our Metairie Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Attorney Today

At Nicaud & Sunseri Law Firm, our Metairie immigration lawyers are compassionate and trustworthy advocates for our clients. If you or your family member is applying for a VAWA green card, we are here to provide guidance and support through the application process. Get in touch with our legal team now for a confidential immigration consultation. We help people and families navigate VAWA applications in Metairie and throughout Southern.


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