Are You Tired Of Feeling Helpless? Do You Want To Escape The Abuse? We Can Help You.
Absolutely no one should have to live under the threat of violence – least of all from a spouse, romantic partner or another family member. The Law Offices of Marjory Cajoux is here to help you escape domestic violence for good.
We understand that immigrants face even more obstacles than other abuse victims, because they may be dependent on their U.S. citizen or U.S. resident spouse or parent in order to maintain their own legal residence in the United States. Fortunately, there is a powerful legal tool called the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that is designed to help domestic violence victims – even those who do not have the protections that come with U.S. citizenship.
While this law is called the Violence Against Women Act, it is actually written to protect all victims of domestic violence, whether they are women, men, boys or girls. In our first meeting, we will listen closely to the details of your situation and help determine whether VAWA applies in your case. Either way, we will work with you to form a plan and help you achieve a safe living situation and a strong legal strategy as quickly as possible.
Our diverse attorneys and staff have extensive experience working with immigrants from a wide range of countries; we have an especially long and successful record representing clients from the Caribbean region. We are a Black-owned law firm, and we are proud to offer legal services in English, Spanish, French and Haitian Creole. For your convenience, we maintain two office locations in New York City – one in midtown Manhattan, and one in downtown Brooklyn.
You Have Rights. We Can Help You Escape Domestic Violence Through VAWA.
No one should have to live under the threat of violence. Living in an abusive environment is exhausting, immigrants face even more obstacles when their ability to maintain legal residency in the U.S. is dependent upon their relationship with their abuser. Fortunately, there is a powerful legal tool designed to help domestic violence victims get their green card without the involvement of their abuser. VAWA – the Violence Against Women Act. If you choose, The Law Offices of Marjory Cajoux can help you escape domestic violence for good and legally reside in America.
While this law is called the Violence Against Women Act, it is written to protect all victims of domestic violence: men, women, boys, and girls. In our first meeting, we will listen closely to the details of your case and determine whether VAWA is applicable course for you. Then, we will work with you to form a strong legal strategy that will help you gain legal permanent residency in the United States of America.
How Can VAWA Help?
The Violence Against Women Act provides three options for immigrants who face domestic violence or the threat of violence:
Self-petitions for VAWA green cards: If you are dependent on your spouse for your legal status in the U.S., VAWA gives you a way to self-petition directly for your own green card, so that you can live and work in the United States independently of your relationship with your abusive spouse.
Immigration court deportation defense: An abusive spouse may use divorce as a way to have their partner deported. With VAWA, however, it is possible to seek a “cancellation of removal” in immigration court to legally remain in the U.S. despite a change in your marital status.
Modify conditional residency status: If your spouse abandons you before the two-year limit on your conditional permanent residency status expires, you can request that the restrictions on your green card status be removed. If your residency status is successfully modified, you will also become eligible to obtain a work permit. This will help you maintain your life and make a living while you are waiting for a VAWA interview to seek full permanent resident status.
Get Legal Help Today
The sooner you seek legal help, the sooner you can achieve independence and overcome the domestic violence you are facing. To schedule a meeting, call 718-237-0411 or send us an email. We offer meetings by phone as well as in our Manhattan and Brooklyn offices.