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
Description of Service
The 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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R5, Alamosa County, Saguache County, Rio Grande County, Conejos County, Costilla County