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Immigration to Louisiana and the United States: Victims of Crime/VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)

A guide designed to provide legal resources on United States immigration law and various related topics such as naturalization and asylum.

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  • Green Card for VAWA Self-Petitioner ( The official website of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services for information on how to become a legal permanent resident (get a Green Card) through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
  • Form for Abused Spouses, Children and Parents (VAWA) ( The official page of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services for information on the I-360 form for immigration self-petitioners under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Homepage ( The official page of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for VAWA, which provides housing protections for women who have experienced violence. From the page: "The immigration status of a survivor in itself does not affect the survivor's right to VAWA housing protections."
  • Scams Related to Immigration Processes ( (Resource in Spanish): The official page of the United States government to learn about and report attempts to deceive foreigners who wish to visit, immigrate, or who already live in the United States and must complete immigration procedures.

Digital Resources

  • What is VAWA? What is a VAWA self-petition? ( and the National Network to End Domestic Violence, NNEDV): Learn on this page about how VAWA can help immigrants who have been victims of crime.
  • U Visa/T Visa/VAWA (Immigrant Legal Resource Center): The ILRC provides practice manuals and digital resources on various immigration-related topics, and this page provides resources on VAWA and visas for victims of violence or human trafficking.

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