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I-751 APPROVED BASED ON VAWA

Posted by MICHAEL W. LIN | Oct 10, 2022

BRAVLIN LAW FIRM is pleased to announce the approval of the I-751 petition for removal of conditions for a survivor of domestic violence. This client was was battered and subjected to extreme cruelty during her marriage. When an immigrant obtains their greencard through marriage to a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident, and the marriage is less than two years old at the time of approval, the immigrant will be granted two year conditional residency and the couple will be required to jointly file form I-751 in order to remove those conditions. This requirement for joint filing places battered and abused spouses in a vulnerable position due to the power that their abusers could refuse to file the I-751 to ensure the immigrant spouses stay in the abusive marriage, putting immigrant spouses in potentially dangerous and life threatening situations. Through our office's representation, this survivor demonstrated to the USCIS that she entered her marriage in good faith and she was subjected to extreme cruelty. The USCIS granted her the waiver to file jointly and approved her I-751 petition. We encourage any immigrant who is suffering physical, verbal, or emotional abuse by their U.S. Citizen of Lawful Permanent Resident spouse to seek the advice of an experienced immigration attorney to get the facts regarding their options for immigration relief. Please give us a call to schedule a confidential meeting if you have any questions.

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MICHAEL W. LIN

PARTNER Mr. Lin has been working in the immigration field since 1992. Mr. Lin has worked on countless highly complex immigration matters ranging from corporate mergers, successor in interest, crimmigration, H-1B, E-2, and all aspects of immigration law. Mr. Lin served as a Special Assistant A...

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