Immigration for Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can happen to anyone. It does not matter whether you are a U.S. citizen or an immigrant here on a visa. Thankfully, the U.S. government recognizes this and has extended a lifeline for immigrant victims of domestic violence who are living here to seek safety.

At Rebecca Black Immigration, PA, our attorneys will work tirelessly on your behalf to protect your rights and help you seek the protections that are available to you under U.S. immigration laws. Our offices are in Jacksonville, Florida, and we serve people throughout the region with compassion and dedication.

Who Is Eligible to Seek Protection?

The Violence Against Women Act amended U.S. immigration law to allow certain spouses, parents and children of U.S. citizens or green card holders to seek permanent residency without their abuser's knowledge. Even if you are married to a U.S. citizen who is threatening you with deportation, you can still seek help.

There are certain conditions that each category of relative must meet, but the goal is the same: You will not have to worry about your abuser threatening your immigration status if you go to the police.

Once you fill out the proper paperwork and receive approval, you can then apply for a green card that will allow you to establish a new life in the United States. Even if your abuser has already been deported because of domestic violence, you can still seek this protection.

Seek Help Today. Call Our Offices.

To learn more, we invite you to contact us online or call our offices in Jacksonville at 904-999-4928 to schedule a confidential appointment with one of our lawyers. We will protect your identity. Additionally, we offer free walk-in consultations at our Beach Boulevard Flea Market office from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.