for Victims of Crime
Non-citizens who are the victims of physical, mental, or psychological abuse at the hands of their partners or spouses are entitled to certain protections under our immigration laws. No one should be forced to live with violence in their home or in their intimate relationships, but if you are in that situation, even if you are still with your abusive partner, you are not alone. You have access to protections and ways to remain lawfully in the United States. In certain circumstances you will need to prove that you have reported the abuse to the authorities, in other instances that is not required. In either case, a consultation with an immigration attorney is highly recommended if you are without legal status and you find yourself in an abusive or emotionally manipulative situation.
Non-citizens who have been victims of other violent crime (not just domestic violence) may also be eligible for immigration benefits. If you believe you may qualify for protection under these laws, consultation with an immigration attorney is necessary. Cecily has extensive experience with these types of cases and can help determine if you are eligible.