Domestic Violence

Government support for survivors of domestic violence/sexual assault

VAWA


The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) allows survivors of violence whose spouse is a US citizen or lawful permanent resident to pursue a family-based immigration petition on their own, without relying on the abuser to sponsor them.
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U-Visas


The U visa is an immigration status available to victims of violent crimes who cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation and/or prosecution of the crime. 

FAQ: US Citizenship and Immigration Services

T-Visas


The T visa is an immigration status available to victims of human trafficking. Individuals brought into the country for commercial or sexual exploitation who cooperate with law enforcement may be eligible.
FAQ: US Citizenship and Immigration Services