San Francisco Immigration Lawyers
Being the victim of domestic abuse or any other type of crime is frightening enough for most people. But for individuals who are here provisionally or who are without status in the U.S. it is nothing less than terrifying.
At Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP, we offer legal protection and assistance to:
Victims of Crimes
Temporary nonimmigrant visas are available for victims of certain crimes. These nonimmigrant visas are divided into the following three categories:
All three of these visa categories allow for a potential stay of three years and the eventual possibility to apply for lawful permanent residence. But because each of these visas requires a victim to cooperate in any criminal prosecution, speaking with an attorney before seeking one is highly recommended.
Victims of Domestic Violence
The 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Battered Immigrant Women's Protection Act of 2000 allow individuals who are married to U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents to obtain residency in two ways — through self-petitioning or through cancellation of removal.
Contacting Our Bay Area Law Offices
If you have been the victim of domestic violence at the hands of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident — call or contact us directly at our San Francisco, California, law offices to schedule an appointment. Initial consultations are provided at a rate discounted from our standard fee.
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