Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Immigrant women who are experiencing domestic violence
– and are married to abusers who are US Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents — may qualify to self-petition for legal status under VAWA. Get more information.
Domestic violence is against the law regardless of your immigration status. Call the hotline for resources in your area that can help.
Due to the victim’s immigration status, abusive partners have additional ways to exert power and control over their victims.