Self-petitions and Waivers for Battered Spouses

Legal Resources

  • Immigration Lawyer Referral Service

    Call 1 (800) 954-0254 or you may send an email to ilrs@aila.org to receive information on immigration lawyers within your particular area. All participants of the ILRS are licensed to practice law in a state or territory of the United States and are currently a member in good standing of a State Bar Association. Content Detail

    American Immigration Law Foundation
  • How Do I Apply for Immigration Benefits as a Battered Spouse or Child?

    Official US government website with questions and answers regarding the self-petitioning process for battered immigrant spouses and children. Includes links to forms and local low-cost immigration services providers. Content Detail

    Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS)
  • Immigration Forms

    Download the latest versions of immigrations forms (with instructions) from the official U.S. government website for free. Note that the application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal is form I-589. Content Detail

    Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS)
  • Domestic Violence and Immigrant Women

    How does domestic violence affect immigrant women? What special challenges face immigrant women who are victims of domestic violence? Click the link above or to the side to find out. Read More

    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid - Austin, Womenslaw.org, Texas Council on Family Violence, and the Texas Civil Rights Project VAWA program
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline

    Click the link above or to the right for information on a great hotline you can call if you find yourself dealing with issues involving domestic violence. Read More

    The National Domestic Violence Hotline
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  • National Immigration Legal Services Directory

    The National Immigration Legal Services Directory is a new interactive online directory of over 900 nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states. The National Immigration Legal Services Directory was designed to help make legal referrals as simple and straightforward as possible. There are three ways for users to find programs: state, county, or detention facility. Once a user has selected one of these options, they can further refine their search by areas of legal and non-legal assistance, types of services provided, populations served, and languages spoken. Users also have the ability to view search results on an interactive map, generate a custom PDF, email or print-friendly page of search results, and send an email with a link to a specific organization. Content Detail

    Immigration Advocates Network