RELIEF: Representation & Legal Advocacy for Immigrant Families

We provide legal services to immigrant victims of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence and vulnerable immigrant children.

Our attorneys assist with asylum claims, Violence Against Women Act self-petitions, battered spouse waivers, U-visas for victims of criminal activity, T-visas for victims of human trafficking, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, work authorizations and other forms of immigration relief.

FOIA Instructions

Updating Your Address with Immigration

Checking Your Case Status Online

Resources to Change Your EAD or Change of Venue on Your Own

Protecting Your Permanent Residency

FOIA Instrucciones

Actualice Su Dirección en Inmigración

Verifique El Estatus de Su Caso en Línea

Recursos Para Presentar Su Solicitud de EAD

Proteja Su Residencia Permanente

Abeo was sexually assaulted and repeatedly attacked because of his sexual orientation. Living in Nigeria, a country with anti-LGBTQ laws, he fled to the United States seeking Asylum. He applied alone in 2018, but the slow process of gaining asylum was only increasing his emotional and psychological trauma. Receiving the referral from our community partner Center Global, a program of the DC Center for LGBT Community, we accepted Abeo’s case. DCVLP RELIEF Attorneys requested an expedited interview due to unique humanitarian need based on extenuating circumstances relating to his emotional health and financial stability. As a result, Abeo’s interview was expedited and Abeo was successfully awarded Asylum, a critical factor in enabling him to obtain a job and begin healing from the trauma he experienced.

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