For Clients Qualifying For VAWA, U-Visas and Other Self-Petitions

You may succeed at a self-petition for asylum or an appropriate visa under certain circumstances in Colorado. The lawyers at Hernandez & Associates, P.C., an immigration law firm in Denver, advise and assist people from other countries seeking legal status in the U.S. through:

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA): VAWA can provide you safety and independence to pursue your own immigration status without participation by the U.S. abuser.
You may be eligible to file for VAWA if:

  • The abuser is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • You have suffered battery/extreme cruelty by the U.S. citizen or permanent resident abuser
  • You have resided with the U.S. citizen or permanent resident abuser
  • You are a person of good moral character

U visas: You may qualify if:

  • You are the victim of a qualifying criminal activity such as domestic violence, extortion, felonious assault, kidnapping, murder, perjury, prostitution, rape, sexual assault, and trafficking You have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of having been a victim of criminal activity
  • You have information about the criminal activity
  • You were helpful, are helpful, or are likely to be helpful to law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of the crime
  • The crime occurred in the U.S.

T visas: You may qualify for a T visa if you have been victimized by human trafficking and agree to assist police or other government agencies in prosecuting the human traffickers by testifying in court or helping in the investigation.

S visas: You may qualify for an S visa in order to help U.S. law enforcement investigate or prosecute crimes or terrorist activities by testifying in court or helping in the investigation.

Asylum: You may qualify for asylum if you are a member of a group (such as an ethnic group or a social group) that has been targeted for persecution in your home country.

Experienced Immigration Attorneys Can Help You

For information and help with any self-petition, contact Hernandez & Associates, P.C., at 303-536-5134 or by email through this website. Our Denver violence against women act lawyer can speak with you about your circumstances. HABLAMOS ESPAÑOL.

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