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    Immigration Mental Health Assessments

    Immigration can be a wary process especially if you are having difficulty becoming a citizen or staying in the country. It’s hard to imagine being separated from the life you have built here and the people who depend on you. 

    An objective mental health assessment can be an asset on the pathway to citizenship or being able to remain in the U.S. legally, if you have one of the following cases:

    • Asylum- You have fled from your home country and are in the U.S. seeking asylum from persecution in your home country due to being a member of a target social group.
    • Extreme Hardship (I-601 or I601A) Waivers- A U.S.citizen or legal resident can petition for an undocumented family member who is at risk of having to leave the country. If the waiver is granted it allows the family member to stay in the country.
    • VAWA(Violence Against Women Act)- Non-citizen spouses and children are provided with special protections as a result of being battered by a spouse who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident. It also covers instances where an older adult is in need of special protections as a result of being abused by an adult child who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
    • U Visa- This is for undocumented immigrants who have been the victim of certain crimes and have suffered significant mental or physical abuse as a result. They have been helpful to law enforcement in the investigation & prosecution of criminal activity.

    I collaborate with clients and their attorneys to conduct mental health assessments for these types of cases. The assessments are conducted over two 90 minute sessions. Clients will receive a written report summarizing the mental health assessment that their attorneys can add to their file.

    If you’d like to learn more about mental health assessment  services for immigration purposes contact me today.