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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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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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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.

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