Mi Gente – VAWA Legal Solutions

August 1st, 2016 | TraumaResilience

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Mi Gente – VAWA Legal Solutions provides legal assistance to immigrant spouses, children and, in some cases, parents who have suffered abuse and/or extreme mental cruelty from a United States Citizen (USC) or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR). This provision of the law was created under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

The federal provisions under the Violence Against Women Act allow noncitizen crime victims the ability to self-petition to remain in the United States. The attainment of legal permanent residency empowers our clients to leave their abusers without the fear of deportation or of losing rights over their children. VAWA provisions apply equally to men and women.

Mi Gente provides legal assistance to immigrants in Denver judicial districts 2, 17 and 18, who have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of the crime and have been, or are likely to be, helpful in the investigation and/or prosecution of criminal activity. This provision of U.S. law was created under the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, U-visa.

Our staff are skilled in preparing, drafting and filing VAWA and U-visa cases and in understanding the unique issues facing undocumented immigrant survivors. We offer a holistic approach, supporting our clients with individual and family counseling, support groups and trauma-sensitive yoga classes.

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