Immigration: Psycho-social/Diagnostic Evaluations
I conduct Psycho-social/Diagnostic Evaluations for people completing the I-601 Waiver process, applying for U-Visas, and filing Self-Petitions for the Violence Against Women Act.
I-601 (Extreme Hardship) Waivers
The I-601 Waiver allows certain undocumented individuals to return to their home country and become legal United States’ residents without remaining outside of the U.S. for the 10 year penalty if a qualifying relative can demonstrate they would suffer extreme hardship in the person’s absence.
The U-Visa allows documented and undocumented immigrants who can demonstrate they have been emotionally, psychologically, or physically harmed by specific types of crimes to be given legal status to live and work in the United States if they have cooperated with the authorities to investigate the crime(s) and/or prosecute the perpetrator(s).
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petition
The Violence Against Women Act allows women who have experienced domestic violence, battery, or extreme cruelty to petition for legal status in the United States without relying upon anyone else to sponsor their applications.