Baltimore, MD asked in Immigration Law for Maryland

Q: Currently have DACA, experienced domestic violence (it was a huge case taken to court) wondering if I qualify for VAWA?

And if VAWA would be better than DACA?

I’ve done some research but haven’t found anything for people in DACA situation.

Thank you in advanced

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1 Lawyer Answer
Adan Vega
Adan Vega
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: If you have been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by a a U.S. citizen or LPR spouse or parent , you may be eligible for VAWA. If the VAWA request is granted by USCIS, you may also be able to obtain resident status.

DACA on the other hand is a temporary protection from deportation and will not provide you with resident status.

An experienced immigration attorney can provide personalized guidance and assist you with this matter. Good luck to you.

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