There are many other benefits for VAWA petitioners, but in this article, we will focus on the path that leads those applicants to the employment authorization.
If you apply for lawful permanent residence under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), you will have to follow slightly different procedures than others when preparing your application to adjust status.
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) opened an opportunity for obtaining a green card for victims of domestic violence in the United States. Under VAWA, the victim can seek "adjustment of status." This means that if you were a subject to domestic violence that by using the VAWA petition, you may become lawful permanent residents.
If your spouse was abusive to you, you could still apply for U.S. lawful permanent residence independently. LPR status may be granted even without the help of the abusive sponsor.