Battered Spouses and Immigration

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Published: November 3, 2012 The battered spouse, whether a man or woman, is a protected class in the world of immigration law. Sensing that foreign nationals who marry U.S. citizens or residents can become vulnerable to the U.S. spouse’s physical or extreme mental abuse, Congress enacted a variety of laws aimed at protecting these foreign nationals. These laws create avenues for the foreign national to obtain U.S. resident status, no matter the cooperation or support of the abusive U.S. citizen. The avenues are available in the following contexts: I-360, Battered Spouse Self Petition (for those not yet issued a green card): […]