Moving Battered Spouse Waiver Adjudications to the VAWA Unit: A Call for Consistency and Safety National Survey Findings Highlights (October 18, 2021) [pdf]

Study research report documenting the case processing inconsistencies in adjudication by USCIS of Battered Spouse Waiver Cases. The report includes the legislative history of the battered spouse waiver protections that predated the VAWA self-petition, charts comparing the VAWA self-petition and the battered spouse waiver, and illustrative stores and research data illustrating how the regional and district office adjudications of battered spouse waiver cases do not comply with VAWA’s any credible evidence rules and in some cases lead to violations of VAWA confidentiality.