The journey to any immigration goal starts with a first step. Although victims of domestic violence know they need professional advice, they resist contacting the law firm of an immigration attorney. Retelling their horrors seems like an impossible task. Do it. Green cards may be available to survivors of the abuse, parents of children who have been abused, and parents who have been abused by their adult children.
An immigration professional can only help the foreigner if she is willing to help herself. Make the call. Tell the story. Allow the immigration attorney at Blandon Law to do the rest and help you to obtain residency based on past harm or abuse. At Blandon Law, we represent victims of abuse by the powerful – whether the abuser is a person or a government. Some of our past successes have included:
- Wife of US citizen, separated less than two months after marriage, one instance of shaking
- Wife of US citizen, no physical harm, but threat that he would have her deported if she did not allow mistress
- Wife of US citizen, who stole her passport, broke her belongings and threatened to kill himself if she left
- Wife of legal permanent resident, who insulted her publicly when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
We assist survivors of violence and abuse by providing confidential one-on-one consultations. It is understood, accepted and assumed that a victim will have a difficult time reliving these events. For that reason, there are no additional fees because a victim needs to schedule several consultations. The firm also recommends mental health professionals to assist victims with the consequences of the harm they suffered. Finally, Blandon Law works hand in hand with these professionals to develop the evidence that will be used to obtain the immigration benefit.
For more information about the types of incidents that are considered non-physical abuse, please take a look at the Immigrant Power and Control Wheel, which is available in an English Version and a Spanish Version.