Are you in an
abusive relationship
and afraid of being
deported because
of your immigration
status? 

Are you in an
abusive relationship
and afraid of being
deported because
of your immigration
status?

Are you in an
abusive relationship
and afraid of being
deported because
of your immigration
status?

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Has your spouse ever yelled at you, abused you, or made you feel bad about yourself in a way that makes it hard for you to feel good?

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Have you or your children ever felt unsafe at home or anywhere else because of the way your spouse acts?

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Has your spouse ever prevented you from having money, talking to friends or family, or buying things you need?

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Has your spouse ever yelled at you, abused you, or made you feel bad about yourself in a way that makes it hard for you to feel good?

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Have you or your children ever felt unsafe at home or anywhere else because of the way your spouse acts?

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Has your spouse ever prevented you from having money, talking to friends or family, or buying things you need?

The United States created the VAWA Visa to protect immigrant victims from abuse, domestic violence or extreme cruelty, no matter their gender or sexual orientation. This visa helps victims get a green card without their abuser’s help, freeing them from control and helping them build a safe and independent life.

Is the VAWA Visa for you? Answer the following questions:

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Are you currently in the United States without legal immigration status?

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Is your abuser a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident?

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Are you a victim of violence or extreme cruelty by your spouse, parent, or child over 21 years old?

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Have you suffered physical, psychological, emotional, verbal, or sexual abuse by them?

If you answered YES to any of these, you might be eligible for the VAWA Visa.

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Are you currently in the United States without legal immigration status?

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Is your abuser a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident?

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Are you a victim of violence or extreme cruelty by your spouse, parent, or child over 21 years old?

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Have you suffered physical, psychological, emotional, verbal, or sexual abuse by them?

If you answered YES to any of these, you might be eligible for the VAWA Visa.

Protect Your Future: Learn About the Benefits of the VAWA Visa

Protect Your Future: Learn About the Benefits of the VAWA Visa

Real Stories: Hear What Our Happy Clients Have to Say!

 

Real Stories: Hear What Our Happy Clients Have to Say!

 

Carlos Culcay
Carlos Culcay
2024-05-03
El personal que trabaja con la Abogada Leonelba Martínez, es un excelente equipo , son muy amables, respetuosas y sobre todo profesionales. Están pendientes del caso y brindan la información que uno requiere. Ayudan con todo caso de inmigración. También un punto que me parece importante es que dan ayuda en Español.
Carolina Avila Escobedo
Carolina Avila Escobedo
2024-04-30
Me gusto como me atendieron al momento y la evaluaciones gratuitas. Excelente atención al cliente.
Violeta Reynoso
Violeta Reynoso
2024-04-30
Excelente servicio, atención personalizada, buen trato y evaluación profesional 👍🏼
José Angel Loza Avila
José Angel Loza Avila
2024-04-21
Gracias por ayudarme con mi petición familiar! La abogada y su equipo estuvieron asesorándome. Recomendados!
Jamie Rojas
Jamie Rojas
2024-04-17
Muy profesional, amable y respetuosa. Siempre atenta a todas mis preguntas y preocupaciones. La recomiendo muchisimo! Gracias por la orientacion y paciencia.
Diana Narcisse
Diana Narcisse
2024-04-17
Thank you for helping my parents I appreciate all your honesty and help.
Hjaida Delgado
Hjaida Delgado
2024-03-31
La elección de la Firma Legal de Leonelba Martínez ha sido un verdadero acierto para mí. Su equipo se esforzó al máximo para asegurar la mejor atención. Estoy enormemente agradecido por su excelente servicio. ¡Muchas Gracias! Y un especial agradecimiento para Susana, cuyo apoyo fue invaluable. Gracias!!
Catherinne Vicencio
Catherinne Vicencio
2024-03-28
El equipo de trabajo de la oficina de abogados de Leonelba Martinez ha sido el mejor. Tuve otras experiencias con otros abogados y ninguno me ayudó realmente. Leonalba se dedicó a conocer cada detalle de mi caso y pude obtener la mejor ayuda en el menor tiempo. Ahora puedo disfrutar de estar legal y tranquila en este país. Muchas gracias a usted y a todo su equipo.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer a free evaluation?

Yes, we offer confidential free evaluations in person, by phone, or on Zoom with a team member. During this initial evaluation, we will gather information to see if we can help you with your case.

Who can apply for VAWA?

You can apply for the visa if you are being abused by any of these family members:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouses
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident children over 21 years old
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident parents

Will my abuser find out if I apply for this visa?

No, this process is confidential. Your abuser will not find out, and immigration won’t send notifications to your home.

Is VAWA only for female victims of violence?

No, VAWA is not just for women. It protects all immigrants who are victims of domestic violence no matter their gender or sexual orientation. Men can also qualify.

What can be considered battery or extreme cruelty for qualifying for VAWA?

  • Physical Violence: Hitting, pushing, kicking, burning, etc.
  • Emotional Violence: Insults, threats, humiliation, etc.
  • Sexual Violence: Rape, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, etc.
  • Psychological Violence: Controlling, isolating, threatening deportation, etc.
  • Economic Violence: Denying access to money, preventing work, etc.

What if I have already divorced my abuser?

If you have been divorced for less than 2 years, you can still apply for the VAWA Visa, but you must act quickly before time runs out.

What is the processing time for a VAWA Visa application?

The processing times can vary but on average anywhere between 12-24 months.

Don’t be afraid.

We will help you take back your power.

Don’t be afraid. We will help you take back your power.

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Law Offices Of Leonelba Martinez

Office number: (561) 803 – 0633

Email: info@lmlawusa.com