I-360 Approval for an Abused Spouse from Greece
Client’s Nationality: Greece
Location: Akron, Ohio
Case Type: I-360 Petition for Special Immigrants Based on VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)
BACKGROUND: Our client retained us to apply for an immigration status for herself, based on Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Her husband was an abusive U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident, therefore, she was eligible for this relief under law.
Date of Application: April 24, 2014
Date of Request for Evidence: May 12, 2014
Date of Approval: September 29, 2014
We helped our client prove that—she is of good moral character, had an abusive spouse who held Green Card or U.S. citizenship, and that she met all other necessary criteria.
ABOUT FOUR AND HALF A MONTH LATER, AFTER THE REQUEST FOR EVIDENCE, our client was granted an immigration status as a strong basis for future I-485 (Green Card) application.
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.
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