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Immigration Evaluations

colorful graphic of drawn figuresImmigration evaluations support the cases of those who are pursuing legal immigrant status to the United States with the assistance of an attorney. Evaluation meetings are scheduled in my office, or at times we could meet at your Portland-area attorney’s office.

I am licensed in both Oregon and New York State, so I can meet with clients anywhere in these states through a secure video meeting that is like Skype but confidential.

In this role, I am not acting as your therapist. I provide an objective detailed view of your situation in a written summary for the Court’s consideration in your case. These evaluations may involve adults or also children who are affected by immigration issues. We meet for one or two sessions, about 3 hours total time. Usually I can return the completed report of 10-15 pages to your attorney for review within 7- 10 days.

Extreme Hardship

Extreme Hardship Waivers are granted by the Court when a U.S. citizen would be adversely affected by the removal of a person who is not a legal citizen. Legal permanent resident parent child spouse fiancé/fiancee U Visa This status applies to someone who has been victim of a crime in the U.S. and who cooperates with prosecuting the criminal.

colorful graphic of the worldPolitical Asylum

People who have been terrorized or attacked in another country because of their membership in an identified group may become eligible to remain in the U.S.

Spousal Abuse

The Violence Against Women Act, VAWA, involves people who have experienced domestic violence in their marriage to a U.S. citizen. This may allow them to remain in U.S. if they meet certain criteria.

 

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