Lawful Permanent Residence for Victims of Domestic Violence

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has helped address a weakness in current immigration law. Many applicants for lawful permanent residence rely on a parent or spouse to sponsor them. But this person could also be abusing them, which makes it impossible to get away without jeopardizing one’s immigration status. Fortunately, VAWA has made it [...]


Which Relatives Do Form I-130 Petitions Cover?

Form I-30 is an important immigration tool that can help families stay together. Because this petition is such an important step in the immigration process, it is important to understand the process and verify your eligibility before filing a Form I-130 petition. Preparation can save critical time and money in the lengthy immigration process. Schedule [...]


What to Expect after You File a Form I-130 Petition

Form I-130 can be a powerful tool for reuniting separated immigrant families, but the process of filing it and actually getting your relative a green card can be overwhelming. There are many procedural requirements and potentials for delay. This can be devastating - especially when the stakes are as high as reuniting a separated family. [...]