They can obtain lawful permanent residence and obtain a permanent resident card (also known as a Green Card).
Yes, you can. As long as they are single and on their own, they have not started the VAWA application process.
Yes, you can also include in your petition your unmarried children under the age of 21 if they have not yet submitted their own application.
You will need to prove that you were genuinely married and not for the purpose of evading immigration laws.What if the abusive family member died or lost U.S. citizenship? Can I be eligible for the VAWA petition? Yes, you are still eligible for the VAWA self-petition.
If you live outside the United States at the time of filing your self-petition, you must show that you meet one of the following requirements in addition to the eligibility requirements listed:
1. Your abusive family member who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident is a member of the U.S. armed forces.
2. You were a victim of abuse or extreme cruelty in the United States.
3. If you are applying as the spouse or child of an abusive U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, you may include your child(ren) as derivative beneficiaries in the self-petition. Children must be under the age of 21 and unmarried when you apply to be included as derivative beneficiaries. However, if you are filing as a parent of a son or daughter who is an abusive U.S. citizen, you are not eligible to include derivative beneficiaries in your self-petition.
4. If their self-petition is approved, beneficiaries receive the same immigrant classification and priority date as the self-petitioner and are eligible to apply for permanent resident status when a visa is immediately available. VAWA self-petitioners may add an eligible child, including a child born after the petition was approved, when the self-petitioner applies for lawful permanent resident status.
INSIDE THE UNITED STATES
Yes, USCIS may consider you for deferred action, depending on your case. Derivative beneficiaries seeking deferred action consideration must include a copy of the notice of approval of the self-petition and evidence of the qualified derivative relationship along with the petition to the Vermont Service Center.
Yes, shelters for battered women receive funding from a variety of federal sources, including the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) of the Administration for Children and Families' Office of Community Services. These funds are administered through a designated state agency. The FVPSA does not include immigration restrictions, and HHS has not designated FVPSA funds as a federal public benefit program that requires verification of immigration status. Other important points to remember about FVPSA funding