Domestic violence occurs in all communities irrespective of ethnic or socioeconomic backgrounds. Immigrant women and children, however, are particularly vulnerable since the U.S. citizen (USC) or lawful permanent resident (LPR) spouse is able to use immigration as yet another means of controlling the victim. In 1994, Congress recognized the plight of abused immigrants and their… Read more »
Are You Eligible to Self-Petition Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)?
Category: Green Card
Employment-Based Immigration. My company is growing but I am unable to find qualified workers to keep up with business demands. Are foreign workers an option? Yes, albeit a qualified yes, given the strict requirements imposed by Congress. Immigration law allows employers in various industries to bring in foreign workers to support their business needs when… Read more »
A U.S. citizen may file an immigrant petition for (1) a spouse, (2) an unmarried child under 21 years of age, (3) an unmarried son/daughter over 21, (4) a married son/daughter regardless of age, (5) parents, or (6) siblings. The U.S. citizen must be at least 21 years of age, however, in order to file… Read more »
Un ciudadano estadounidense puede presentar una petición para inmigrar para (1) el cónyuge, (2) un hijo soltero menor de 21 años de edad, (3) un hijo soltero mayor de 21 años, (4) un hijo casado sin importar la edad, (5) sus padres (6) o hermanos. Sin embargo, el ciudadano estadounidense debe tener al menos 21… Read more »