Federal Resources

 


FEDERAL LEGAL & IMMIGRATION RESOURCES
(Click here for State Resources!)
To report suspected VAWA fraud or immigration fraud,
call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT
i) Text of the Violence Against Women Act, Public Law 109-162
ii) Comparison of the 1994, 2000, and 2005 versions of VAWA

Guarding Against International Parental Child Abduction
i) Child Abduction Prevention
ii) 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

I-864 Affidavit of Support
The following is taken from a section of the I-864, and directly affects immigration fraud victims:
“Your obligation to support the immigrant(s) you are sponsoring in this affidavit of support will continue until the sponsored immigrant becomes a U.S. citizen, or can becredited with 40 qualifying quarters of work in the United States.Although 40 qualifying quarters of work (credits) generally equate to ten years of work, in certain cases the work of a spouse or parent adds qualifying quarters. The Social Security Administration can provide information on how to count qualifying quarters (credits) of work. The obligation also ends if you or the sponsored immigrant dies or if the sponsored immigrant ceases to be a lawful permanent resident and departs the United States. Divorce does not end the sponsorship obligation.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007
For information specific to Marriage Fraud, see section Chapter 75, Sec. 1547.

 

JUDICIAL DECISIONS

OCHOA-ARTEGA v. U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: 2010
The Attorney General, in turn, has the discretion to adjust the status of an alien VAWA self-petitioner to that of a lawful permanent resident.

Hollander vs. USA, USCIS, & EOIR: 2008
Roy Den Hollander’s Lawsuit Challenging VAWA

Hollander’s Amended Complaint
Roy Den Hollander’s Lawsuit Challenging VAWA, amended with additional plaintiffs

Hollander vs. USA, USCIS, & EOIR: DISMISSED
Roy Den Hollander’s Lawsuit Challenging VAWA Dismissed; Currently Under Appeal

Nguyen, Petioner vs. Mukasey, Attorney General
Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals

Singh vs. DHS: 2007
Singh’s motion to overturn a prior decision to deny his Application for Waiver of Requirement to file joint petition for removal of conditions. From the original decision to this case, a total of 18 years passed!

United States vs. Morrison: 2000
Found VAWA’s provision that gave victims of partner violence the right to sue their attackers in federal court is unconstitutional because it exceeded congressional power under the Commerce Clause and under section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution

 

GOVERNMENT CONTACTS

Use the following names, addresses, and the links to your right to assist you in who to contact and who to write letters to. Honestly, they may not be of assistance to you, but if you reach one person that takes an interest in your case, then you will have accomplished something

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden St.
Saint Albans, Vermont 05479
1-800-375-5283

USCIS
Office of Fraud Detection and National Security
111 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

USCIS
Eastern Operations Regional Office
Acting Regional Director: J Scott Blackman
70 Kimball Ave
South Burlington, VT 05403-6813
Phone: 802-660-5000
Fax: 802-660-5114
8:OOA – 4:40P (Mon – Fri)

USCIS
Central Operations Regional Office
Regional Director: Evelyn Upchurch
7701 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75247
Phone: 214-905-5430
Fax: 214-905-5318
8:OOA – 4:30P (Mon – Fri)

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
866-347-2423

U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee
on Immigration, Border Security, and Citizenship
224 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee
on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law
2138 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

 

GOVERNMENT WEB SITES

USCIS

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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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Executive Office for Immigration Review

Executive Office for United States Attorneys

US Attorneys Offices

Find Your Senator

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U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee
on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security

U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee
on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law