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A training for pro bono attorneys on assisting immigrant victims of domestic violence who are eligible to file for a VAWA self-petition.
A sample cover letter for a FOIA request from USCIS.
The legal citation providing statutory eligibility for VAWA: INA § 204 (2010).
The law regarding adjustment of status: INA § 245(a) (2010)
This page contains information relating to VAWA applications.
Guidelines for Domestic Violence Experts and Counselors for VAWA Affidavits
A sample cover letter to request an EOIR FOIA.
The text of regulations regarding VAWA: 8 C.F.R. § 204.2(2010)
The law regarding inadmissibility, INA § 212 (2010)
A sample cover letter to request a CBP FOIA.
A list of legal citations relevant to the VAWA application.
The law relating to good moral character, INA § 101(f) (2010)
This virtual training by experts at NIJC prepares pro bono attorneys to assist immigrant survivors of domestic violence who are eligible to petition for protection under VAWA.
This is an overview of NIJC's VAWA Pro Bono Project.
This links to the instructions for requesting a biometrics (fingerprint) appointment for individuals seeking relief in removal proceedings, including asylum.
Sample certificate of service
Sample certificates of translation to submit with translated foreign language affidavits and documents.
EOIR has changed the 15-day filing deadline for non-detained merits hearings to a 30-day filing deadline.
Updates and guidance for pro bono attorneys regarding the new and increased USCIS fees and fee waiver eligibility rules that go into effect on October 2, 2020.
*Last updated September 30, 2020.*
COVID-19 guidance for NIJC pro bono attorneys.