We conduct clinical evaluations, including clinical diagnosis, assessment testing, written reports for immigrants seeking lawful status in the United States. We complete the following immigration evaluations for our clients that need: Asylum, Extreme Hardship, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Substantiation of Good Faith Marriage, U Visa, and T Visa.
Refugee status or asylum may be granted to people who have been persecuted or fear they will be persecuted on account of race, religion, nationality, and/or membership in a particular social group or political opinion.
When reviewing the hardship that could be placed on a client these are the things that we look for. All evaluations are reviewed for the hardship that could be forced onto the family. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess and explain the hardships that all the relevant family members would face if the waiver were not granted.
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Under the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), you may be eligible to become a lawful permanent resident (get a Green Card) if you are the victim of battery or extreme cruelty committed by:
- A U.S. citizen spouse or former spouse;
- A U.S. citizen parent;
- A U.S. citizen son or daughter;
- A lawful permanent resident (LPR) spouse or former spouse; or
- An LPR parent.
“Extreme cruelty” includes, but is not limited to, threats of violence, forceful detention, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, rape, molestation, incest (if the victim is a minor), and forced prostitution.
The “U” nonimmigrant status (U visa) is set aside for victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity.
“T” nonimmigrant status is a temporary immigration benefit that enables certain victims of a severe form of human trafficking to remain in the United States for up to 4 years if they have assisted law enforcement in an investigation or prosecution of human trafficking.
Under federal law, a “severe form of trafficking” is:
Sex trafficking: When someone recruits, harbors, transports, provides, solicits, patronizes, or obtains a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act, where the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or the person being induced to perform such act is under 18 years of age; or
Labor trafficking: When someone recruits, harbors, transports, provides, or obtains a person for labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.
Substantiation of Good Faith Marriage:
When filing Form: I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, a conditional permanent resident must document their good faith marriage. You will need to prove that your marriage was genuine and not created to circumvent immigration laws.
Our evaluations are conducted via video session. Please contact New Ventures Counseling and Consulting, LLC., to set up your appointment. We can be reached at 717-681-6788, [email protected]. Depending on the evaluation needed and the complexity with it they can take between 2-4 hours to complete our interview.