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I am in removal proceedings. I filed a VAWA case and received an Establishment of Prima Facie. What is my next step?

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I married a US citizen, but after year of marriage we separated due to an abusive relationship. He threatened me to be deported.

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  1. Are you working with a lawyer? The government might agree to close your case in Immigration Court. You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney about your case.

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  2. If your VAWA application is granted, you will have a relief from removal (deportation). A prima facie case does not necessarily mean approval of the VAWA petition. USCIS can still ask for additional evidence in support of the VAWA claim. I suggest that you work with an immigration lawyer to guide you through the VAWA, removal, and adjustment processes.

    Madrid Crost Law Group - (888) 466-4478; e-mail: mc@madridcrost.com; skype: usvisalaw 10 S. La Salle Street, Suite 3320, Chicago, IL 60603 Please consult with a licensed immigration professional to provide you with a thorough legal advice. This response is not a substitute for specific legal advice and it should not be construed to create an attorney-client relationship. Please help stop notario fraud. Please visit and share this site: www.stopnotariofraud.org.

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