[pdf] Annotated Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petition Definition INA 101(a)(51) (May 27, 2024) (+)

This annotated statute guides readers through the various types of immigration relief available for immigrants who were subjected to battering or extreme cruelty by their spouses, former spouses, parents, children, and step-parents who were U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, or Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA) , Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA), and Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) applicants, or recipients. Note that NACARA applicants may be El Salvadoran, Guatemalan, or from a list of countries in Eastern Europe. This definition of VAWA self-petitioner is relevant for immigration relief, public benefits and VAWA confidentiality purposes.

[pdf] USCIS Naturalization for VAWA Lawful Permanent Residents (September 21, 2022) (+)

Fact Sheet developed by USCIS describing the benefits and process for abused immigrant spouses, children and parents who obtained lawful permanent residency through forms of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) immigration relief.

[pdf] Comparing VAWA Suspension of Deportation, VAWA Cancellation of Removal, VAWA Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA), and VAWA Self-Petitioning Chart (January 28, 2021) (+)

This chart provides an overview that compares the eligibility requirements, inadmissibility waivers and exclusions, and access to immigraiton relief, work authorization, lawful permanent residency, public benefits and the ability to protect include family members in the protections received between four of the forms of immigraiton relief created by the Violence Against Women Act to protect immigrant victims of spouse abuse, child abuse and elder abuse. Three of the forms of immigration relief VAWA cancellation of removal, VAWA suspension of deportation, and VAWA NACARA are applications that may only be filed in immigration court after the victim has been placed in removal, deportation or exclusion proceedings. Victims who are in removal proceedings may at the same time file VAWA self-petitions. In cases of abusive citizen spouses or parents, once the self-petition has been granted the victim can seek adjustment of status to lawful permanent residency from the immigration judge.

[pdf] Seminario Web Auto-Petición VAWA PowerPoint (+)

Esta presentación explica los requisitos para la Auto-Petición VAWA. También la presentación incluye los requisitos para la VAWA Ley de Equidad de Inmigración de Refugiados Haitianos (HRIFA), Ley de Ajuste Cubana VAWA (CCAW), Suspensión / Cancelación de VAWA y Ley de ayuda Nicaragüense y Centroamericana (NACARA) VAWA. Toda la información es en español.

[pdf] VAWA Self-Petition Webinar PowerPoint (+)

This presentation is an overview of VAWA Self-Petition and encompasses all of the basic information on VAWA Self-Petition qualifications and applications. It also breaks down several specific VAWA Self-Petitions based on country of origin, including VAWA HRIFA, VAWA NACARA, and VAWA CAA.