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Chicago immigration attorneys, domestic violence victims, undocumented immigrants, nonimmigrant visa, immigrant status, U VisasStatistics from Safe Horizon show that one-in-four women and one-in-seven men will be severely physically abused during their lifetimes, with the majority of those instances occurring at the hands of someone in their immediate family or living situation. The figures are even higher in the immigrant community (both documented and undocumented) for many different reasons. However, many times, relief does not come as easily to immigrant victims. Many are unaware that they might even be able to apply for permanent immigration status in the United States, if they fit certain qualifications, when doing so might let them escape their abusers for good. If you are in such a situation, reviewing the criteria might possibly save your life.

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Despite the name, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) applies to anyone with nonimmigrant status, of any gender, who can prove abuse by a U.S. citizen related to them. Immigrant women are statistically more likely to experience partner violence than immigrant men—very often, it is a husband or father who establishes a residence and citizenship in the U.S. first, and then petitions for his wife and/or children, which then places them in a disadvantaged position, as their immigration status is then dependent on his. However, men do receive status under VAWA if they meet the qualifications.

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DuPage County immigration lawyers, immigrant status, juvenile court, Mevorah Law Offices LLC, SIJ status, special immigrant juvenile, special immigrant juvenile status, undocumented childrenMuch ink has spilled recently over the presence of thousands of undocumented children along the U.S.’s southern border. However, discussion seems to be focused on their right to be in the United States at all, and very few people are familiar with the path taken to stay here. A portion of these undocumented children will not have grounds to stay in the United States, but those who do may very well do so under Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status.

The SIJ program was originally designed to assist foreign children in the United States who had been abused, neglected, or abandoned by their caregivers (regardless of the citizenship of their caregivers). The program was passed in 1990 and revamped in 2008. Under the program, children who meet certain standards may be able to remain in the U.S. as Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).


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Chicago immigration lawyer, current immigration law, K visa, Mevorah Law Offices LLC, immigrant status, K1 petition, U.S. citizen fiancéeSometimes, one meets the person they want to marry outside their home country. This scenario has become so common that there is a U.S. visa category specifically for that purpose. If you want to marry a U.S. citizen, you will need to obtain a K visa, and it is often very helpful to have an experienced immigration attorney on your side.

Qualifying for a K Visa

A K visa is actually classed as a nonimmigrant visa, though the effect is the same as immigration. It is issued, as a K1, for the specific purpose of allowing a foreign-born fiancé(e) to enter the United States and marry their U.S. citizen fiancé(e). Once the fiancé(e) has entered the country, they must marry, and then adjust status to become an LPR (Lawful Permanent Resident).

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T visa, undocumented children, undocumented immigrants, Chicago immigration lawyerPeople come to the United States for a number of reasons. They come for work, for adventure or love, or even for freedom from abuse or persecution. It is not always easy to break into American society, though, and new immigrants often have little experience and knowledge of their rights. With this, children and young adults are especially vulnerable to criminal efforts by others. Every young immigrant has his or her own story.

Undocumented youths do have significant protection under United States immigration law though. There are two particular paths to legal status that young adults living illegally in America may want to pursue. If you ran away from racial, political or religious harassment in your homeland, then you may qualify for asylum. If you have already been working in the states and have been forced to stay at one job for little or no pay because your employer said you owed them for a debt, then you may qualify for a special visa.


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