Violence Against Women Act

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a powerful tool for battered spouses, children, or parents of certain U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to obtain their permanent residency.  Generally, in order to obtain permanent residency, one has to be petitioned by a family member or employer.  With the advent of VAWA, battered spouses, children…

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Immigration Reform?

By: Attorney Erin J. Lee It has been over a decade since the last major comprehensive immigration reform was passed, and yet the likelihood of another one soon seems unlikely.  Now with only several months before midterm election season begins, and then the next presidential primary season, the chances of a comprehensive reform are even…

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