A non-citizen who is a victim of battery and/or cruelty and who is either married to or is the child of a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident may be able to "self-petition" for permanent residency if he or she does not already have this immigration status. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will determine the battery and/or cruelty. See 0011.03 (Citizenship and Immigration Status).
MFIP, DWP, GA:
The non-citizen may be eligible once the petition is accepted by USCIS.
The bottom section of the Family Violence Referral (DHS-3323) (PDF) provides space for the county to make a referral to the local legal aid office or the following agency for people in need of legal assistance under this provision:
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota 651-641-1011 (for assistance with immigration matters).
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The non-immigrant may be eligible once permanent residency has been granted, depending on the classification granted. See 0010.18.24 (Verification - I-94 Cards ), 0011.03 (Citizenship and Immigration Status) for specific information.
The non-citizen may be eligible once permanent residency has been granted, depending on the classification granted. See 0011.03 (Citizen and Immigration Status) for specific information.
Follow MSA for aged, blind, and disabled participants. Follow MFIP for all other adults.