Divorce, domestic violence and immigration

On Behalf of | Apr 16, 2017 | U.s. Permanent Residency |

If you have moved to the U.S. and obtained a green card through marriage, you may have various questions and worries if you are thinking about leaving your spouse for any reason. However, if you have been subjected to domestic violence, it is important to understand your rights as well as the immigration laws that will affect you. At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, we know how stressful and confusing this may be for people in Miami-Dade, and all of Florida’s other areas.

As an immigrant, you may be worried that separating from your spouse could result in you being deported or unable to remove the residency conditions on your green card. However, it is crucial to remember that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services does allow men, women and children under 21 years old to file a petition for an immigrant visa without the awareness of the person responsible for domestic violence.

Making the decision to split up with a marital partner can be incredibly tough. Unfortunately, it may be even harder for you if you moved to the U.S. as a result of your marriage. However, you should not be afraid to stand up for your rights and protect yourself from a toxic or dangerous situation. By reviewing your choices and making sure you are thoroughly prepared, you can work towards a healthier and happier future.

On our permanent residency web page, you can browse through more info on the topic of green cards, marriage and other matters related to immigration.


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