Por Ti Misma (Battered Immigrants Program) - San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center

San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center

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Pikes Peak United Way - PPUW
General Information
Description of ServiceThe Por Ti Misma – Battered Immigrants program helps domestic violence victims/survivors in seeking legal residency under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This program assists women and men who would otherwise be eligible to apply for legal immigration statuses through their spouses, but whose abusive partners have refused to help them. VAWA offers the opportunity to request legal permanent residency status for battered spouses and children, without the help or knowledge of the abuser. A battered immigrant may be able to:

Self-petition with USCIS to request permanent residency

Suspend deportation proceedings

Obtain deferred action

Change conditional residency status to permanent residency status

Request a work permit

We also assist crime victims who qualify to apply for the U-visa. The purpose of the U-visa, which is a nonimmigrant visa, is to give victims of certain crimes temporary legal status and eligibility in the United States for up to 4 years. Family members may also be included in the petition including spouses, children, unmarried sisters and brothers under 18, mothers, fathers, as well as stepparents and adoptive parents. An approved U-visa petition will automatically grant the applicant work eligibility in the United States. 10,000 U-visas are issued every fiscal year. Each case is considered individually.

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LocationAlamosa County
Geographical AreaR5, Alamosa County, Saguache County, Rio Grande County, Conejos County, Costilla County
Intake ProcedureCall or email for more information.
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesCall for more information
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Contact Information
Contact's Phone (719) 587-3225
Physical Site Address 1 225 6th Street
Physical Site Address 2 Suite B
Physical Site City, State, Zip Alamosa, CO 81101
Mailing Address 1 P.O. Box 1534
Mailing City, State, Zip Alamosa, CO 81101
Main Phone (719) 587-3225
TDD Phone 7-1-1 (CO Relay)
Fax (719) 587-0045
Service Location Email irc@slvirc.org
Web Address www.slvirc.org/index.php
Additional Information
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center
Affiliated Program: San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center
This Service: Por Ti Misma (Battered Immigrants Program) - San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Immigrant Visa Application Filing Assistance (FT-3600.3300)
Nonimmigrant Visa Application Filing Assistance (FT-3600.6250)