IMMIGRATION SERVICE

Domestic Violence

We have successfully obtained green cards for victims of domestic violence. This is a serious and sensitive case type we hold  close to our hearts, because we want nothing more than our clients to find some safety and peace in this world. Domestic violence is about your partner maintaining power and control over your life, and if you find yourself in this situation, please contact us so we can help you with your immigration options.

Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a battered spouse, child or parent can file an immigrant visa petition for themselves, without the abuser’s knowledge. This allows victims of abuse to seek safety and independence from their abuser in the United States. The abuser is not notified about the filing. Additionally, VAWA applies equally to all genders and is not specific to women. VAWA applicants may apply for work and travel permits while their green card applications are pending.

Individuals may also file as an abused spouse if their child has been abused by their U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident spouse. These applicants may include unmarried children under the age of 21 on their petitions.

Additionally, abused children who are under the age of 21 and unmarried may file for themselves. These applicants can file for themselves as children after age 21 but before age 25 if they can demonstrate that the abuse was the main reason for the delay in filing.

Help is also available from the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TDD). The hotline has information about shelters, mental health care, legal advice and other types of assistance. For more information, visit the National Domestic Violence website at https://www.thehotline.org/.

We can also help you remove your conditions by filing an I-751 if you are in an abusive situation. Please remember that you can be male, female, in a same-sex marriage or in a traditional marriage and still be a victim of domestic violence. Please contact us if you need legal representation.

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    If you take away one thing from this review it's this: HIRE MOUMITA FOR YOUR CASE! She is the best and truly deserves all the awards and commendations she's earned.

    I can't say enough positive things about my experience working with Moumita and her team during the process of applying for/obtaining my Green Card. They were always quick to respond to things, always let me know about new developments and how they might affect our case, and just generally guided us through the entire process with a steady hand that I will be eternally grateful for.

    Our case ended up having some unforeseen complications that I won't get into here (we personally believe it was due to a USCIS error), resulting in my wife and I having to do a Stokes interview. For those who are unaware, this happens if USCIS has any reason to believe something is up and will then conduct separate interviews of the beneficiary and petitioner to make sure things line up. We hadn't done anything wrong and getting this outcome from our first interview was emotionally devastating to my wife and me, but Moumita did an amazing job giving us perspective and calming us down. She was also absolutely incredible at helping us prepare for the second (Stokes) interview - which ultimately ended up being quite brief (but gave us a long, hilarious story to tell friends now that it's all behind us) because the agent saw that clearly everything was legitimate.

    The immigration process is, unfortunately, ridiculously complicated. While it's not impossible to go it alone, having a great attorney such as Moumita by your side certainly makes the whole process a LOT easier. She put in so much time and effort on our behalf and my wife and I came to genuinely think of her as a friend through the course of the process. We'd chit chat about our families and food while we waited for our USCIS appointments and she's just such a real, down-to-earth, compassionate person. You are not just a case number to her - Moumita actually treats you like a person whose worries and concerns really matter, a dignity that often isn't given to clients by much larger firms.

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    7/07/2020

      Moumita is the best lawyer my wife and I could have asked for. Not only is she extremely nice, but also very diligent on her work. She assisted my wife and I on our Greencard application (marriage-based) and albeit long, the process was very smooth. She was available throughout the whole process and was with us for our interview. She was referred to me by a friend who also praised her and Nana for being amazing! Thank you Moumita and Nana!

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    1/15/2020

      My husband and I will always be grateful for Moumita Rahman. We were overwhelmed with all the forms and paperwork that are required to claim your spouse for a residency and decided to hire an attorney which is also not an easy decision to make.

    Even thought these days these processes are taking so much longer than usual, Moumita and her assistant Violet made the entire waiting so much easier.

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    I can't recommend her enough to you reading this review and friends that need of a good immigration attorney.

    Gracias Moumita and Violet! :)

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    9/26/2019
  •   My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Moumita for my wife's green card. Moumita was a tremendous help to us as she is patient, caring and informative. She went through every scenario that could happen and was straightforward about what to work on prior to the meeting which made us feel confident for when the day came. Anytime my wife had a question, Moumita would get right back to her which kept the whole process less stressful. I would definitely recommend Moumita for anyone who needs help with a green card. My wife and I are grateful for her and you will be too.

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    5/28/2019

      I found The Law Firm of Moumita Rahman office here, so I thought it would be important to help other people who are looking for a great lawyer.

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    My first impression during my consultation with Ms. Moumita was that she was treating me as a person and not only as another case. She cared about me and my situation.

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    1/03/2019

      Moumita is working on my immigration case and she's literally the best. I have recommended her to many of my friends. She responded every email on timely manner, she's there whenever I needed her, and I recently got hired by new employer but my green card expired already, she reviewed all I-9 rules carefully, made appointments for me to Uscis. And makes sure I take every step correctly. Moumita really  cares about your case, and handles all your things on a very timely, accurately and professional way.
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    1/03/2019

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