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0011.03.21 —  NON-CITIZENS - VICTIMS OF BATTERY/CRUELTY ISSUE DATE    04/2013


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, WB, 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) 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:

Immigration Law Center of Minnesota 651-641-1011 (for assistance with immigration matters).


SNAP:

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.


MSA:

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.


GRH:

Follow MSA for aged, blind, and disabled participants. Follow MFIP for all other adults.

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