Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

VAWA stands for the Violence Against Women Act. However, contrary to its name, VAWA is gender neutral and is available to both male and female non-U.S. citizen spouses, children and elders, regardless of their gender. VAWA provides the opportunity for battered non-U.S. citizen spouses, children and elder parents to self-petition for legal permanent residency by proving that they are or have been a victim of abuse by their U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident spouse, parent or adult child.  Under VAWA, immigrants who are victims of domestic violence, child abuse or even elder abuse can file a petition for lawful permanent residency without the cooperation of an abusive spouse, parent or adult child. It is important to note that one is able to file a VAWA application even if they are still married or living with their abuser as the victim can confidentially file the self-petition.


Once a VAWA application has been approved, an applicant is eligible to apply for employment authorization and is provided with deferred action and an approved immigrant petition which allows the individual to apply for lawful permanent residency.


We have a vast amount of experience in successfully filing VAWA applications  for our clients who are located throughout the United States. Our experience enables us to provide you the legal representation you need to ensure that you have the best possible outcome. If you have been a victim of spousal, parental or elder abuse, we strongly urge you to contact our office as we are available to answer any questions you may have and/or help you through the confidential process of filing a VAWA application. 

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I have to say, Chammas Jurado provided excellent service! I was interested in helping my mother become a U.S. citizen, with Carlos’ experience I felt as if I was getting the best help possible. Carlos made sure to take a moment and simply talk to my mother to get to know her. He clearly stated the process she would have to go through and provided her with a sense of confidence. I’m proud to say my mother is now a U.S. citizen because of the amazing work ethic at Chammas Jurado. I would definitely recommend this place if you’re in need of immigration attorneys!

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Nour is honestly one of the best and most knowledgeable immigration attorneys I know!  Especially when it comes to deportation defense, I do not know anyone who is more knowledgeable about the law and the procedure than he is.  Equally importantly, unlike many other immigration lawyers, Nour is extremely honest and reasonable with his prices and fees.  No BS and no gimmicks…  I highly recommend him!


Cleveland Office

25125 Detroit Rd. Unit 140 Westlake, OH 44145

Phone: (216) 230-6667

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Grand Rapids Office

250 Monroe Avenue Northwest #400 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: (616) 888-6598

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6 Parklane Boulevard., Suite 104 Dearborn, MI 48126​

Phone: (313) 752-1064

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

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444 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 1010 

Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: (562) 275-3233

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

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1910 E. California Ave.

 Suite T 

Bakersfield, CA 93307

Phone: (661) 255-4232

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