VAWA Evaluations- Violence Against Women Act Petitions
VAWA Evaluations are used in cases where a person immigrates to the United States (often under a fiancee visa) and marries an American citizen. It can happen that this relationship becomes abusive, with the American citizen as the abuser and the immigrant spouse as the victim. Often, the abuser will threaten the victim with deportation to keep her/him silent about the abuse. When this happens, the victim can leave their abuser and petition US Immigration to be allowed to stay in the United States and eventually receive a Green Card (permanent resident status) by proving that they are being abused by their American husband/wife.
If you already have an immigration attorney for your VAWA petition, I will be happy to work with your attorney. If you do not have an attorney, I can refer you to an attorney who is experienced with VAWA petitions.
Hardship Immigration Evaluations
When an individual faces deportation, this can be a significant emotional and psychological hardship on their family (spouse, children, or elderly parents). A hardship evaluation done by a mental health professional is designed to document and explain this hardship to immigration professionals.
I conduct in-depth immigration hardship assessments using both clinical interview and objective mental health assessments to produce the best evidence to support your petition. I collaborate with immigration attorneys locally and nationally, and if you do not have an attorney, I can refer you to a lawyer that is experienced in immigration matters.
Quick Turnaround Times
While great attention and care go into all of my Mental Health Immigration Evaluations, I strive to provide quick turnaround times. Many experts conducting immigration evaluations can take up to one month to even get an initial appointment. In contrast, in my office, you will receive your first appointment within one week, and in most cases, your evaluation report will be completed in three weeks.
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Unfortunately, I do not have the capacity to serve as an expert witness in court proceedings at this time; if you suspect your client's situation will require this, I would be happy to provide you with local referrals.