I-601/I-601A Waivers, U-Visas and VAWA Cases
Since 2014, I have been conducting psychosocial and diagnostic evaluations for people in the process of filing immigration petitions for I-601/I-601A waivers, U-Visas and VAWA cases.
I-601/I-601A Waiver Cases
I-601 is a form for Immigrants faced with inadmissibility to the United States. Applicants can apply to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) for an or Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility.
I-601A is an immigration form that allows certain relatives of United States citizens or permanent residents to request a waiver of the multi-year bars for unlawful presence before they leave the United States instead of after. The form is also referred to as a “provisional waiver application.”
The U-Visa is set aside for victims of certain crimes who have suffered severe mental, physical and/or emotional abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity.
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a means for battered and abused spouses (and certain parents and children) to obtain a green card without the cooperation of the U.S. citizen or permanent resident relative who is abusing them. Despite being authorized by the Violence Against Women Act, men and women may both self-petition.