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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Parents Abused by Citizens/LPRs


     The Violence Against Women Act allows women and men who are or have been married to U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents to self-petition for immigration benefits in order to remain in the country legally.  They do not need the permission or assistance of the abuser, and the information in the case is held to confidentiality standards.  In addition, the Act also protects the children of these relationships, including the children of the foreign national.
     What surprises many is that VAWA also protects parents of US citizens or legal permanent residents.  The abuse does not have to be physical.  It is sufficient if the son or daughter was emotionally abusive or if the foreign parent was detained against his or her will by threat of force.  Victims have many problems; immigration can be the least of their worries.
    

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