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Immigration benefits available for abused spouses under VAWA

One of the immigration benefits to the law known as the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is that spouses and children who experience abuse by their U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident spouse or parent no longer have to rely on the abuser to help them obtain lawful status in the United States.

Are There Eligibility Requirements For A Provisional Waiver?

It is not uncommon for a foreign national to be required to leave the United States to obtain an immigrant visa. Unfortunately, many of these individuals have accrued more than 180 days of unlawful presence in the U.S. By obtaining a provisional unlawful presence waiver - or, simply, provisional waiver - an individual can protect himself or herself and shorten the amount of time outside of the U.S. away from their relatives.

DV-2017 Green Card Immigration Lottery Program

In Immigration news, The U.S. State Department (@USDOS) is currently conducting the DV-2017 Lottery starting on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concluding on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4).

Expanded Immigration I-601A Provisional Waivers Proposed by DHS

The Department of Homeland Security @DHSGOV has proposed a rule to expand the use of Provisional Waivers of certain grounds of inadmissibility based on unlawful presence of immigration applicants seeking visas.