Manhattan VAWA Lawyers

What is the The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)?

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) serves to represent women against violence. Under this act, a woman or man who is being abused by a spouse who is a lawful permanent resident or U.S. citizen will be able to obtain his or her own permanent residence or green card independently of the spouse. The VAWA lawyers at the Law Office of Patricia M. Machado, P.C. has experience with these cases and knows how to help you.

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What To Do if You Fall Under VAWA Protections

If you are an immigrant who has dealt with a situation you believe falls under VAWA, first ensure that you are safe and that the authorities are contacted. Then call an VAWA lawyer to handle your case. These are extremely emotional and delicate situations that need to be handled by a highly trained professional.

Victims may be eligible if battery or extreme cruelty was committed by certain persons:

  • A current or former spouse who is a U.S. citizen
  • A parent who is a U.S. citizen
  • A child who is a U.S. citizen
  • A spouse or former spouse who is a lawful permanent resident
  • A parent who is a lawful permanent resident

Do not hesitate to reach out to a professional. With our experienced VAWA attorneys, we can look out for your best interest and advocate on your behalf.

Decades of Experience & Commitment to Every Client

As a victim of violence, we want to make sure that you are safe. With more than 24 years of experience handling these matters, our attorney understands how to handle these types of cases. We can work with you to build a strong case in your favor and our team works diligently to move as fast and effectively as we can.

If you are a victim of violence who believes you may be eligible to become a lawful permanent resident, call our office at (646) 355-1560 and let us review your case.

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