ALMIS offers legal counsel to battered immigrants and their children in self-petitioning for residency under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Many abusive spouses and parents use the threat of deportation to discourage their victim from reporting the abuse to law enforcement. Threatening to withdraw support of the abused immigrant’s legal status is a frequently used method to keep the abused immigrant trapped in the cycle of abuse. We also promote and use the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (VTVPA) to protect immigrant victims of crime through immigration’s “T” and “U” Visa legal provisions. Both visas provide legal immigration status—including work authorization—to victims and certain family members, most of whom will be able to adjust to Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) status after three years. ALMIS provides legal counsel to low-income immigrants who are filing for family-based visa petitions, applications for adjustment of status and US citizenship.
ALMIS also conducts outreach, education and training to immigrants, the public, other non-profits and community groups, private attorneys and law enforcement on immigrant legal issues. We believe in the dignity of the human spirit and advocate on behalf of immigrants. ALM-Immigration Services, Inc was established in 2012 as an IRS designated 501(c) (3), tax-exempt, not-for-profit educational, charitable organization.