Client: Adult Female Immigrant
Client’s Country of Origin Greece
Case Type: I-360 Petition for Special Immigrants Based on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Date of Application: April 24, 2014
Date of Request for Evidence: May 12, 2014
Date of Approval: September 29, 2014

Background:
Our client retained the experienced immigration lawyers at Herman Legal Group to apply for immigration status for herself based on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Her husband was an abusive U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, therefore, she was eligible for relief under this law.

Challenge:
VAWA was passed out of humanitarian and equitable concerns to protect women from hideous and gruesome violence undesirable to both men and women alike. Therefore, legal assistance may often be necessary to help you or your friend prove that she was in fact an abused spouse of an abusive U.S. citizen spouse or lawful permanent resident, thus, eligible for self-sponsored I-360 immigration petition to be classified as a special immigrant.

Action:
We helped our client prove that she was of good moral character, had an abusive spouse who held a green card or U.S. citizenship and that she met all other necessary criteria.

Result:
About four and one-half months later, after the request for evidence, our client was granted an immigration status as a strong basis for future I-485 (green card) application.

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