VAWA Adjustment of Status
Approved VAWA self-petitioners may be eligible to adjust regardless of their manner of entry in the U.S. In other words, even if an approved VAWA self-petitioner entered without inspection ("EWI"), she may still be eligible for adjustment of status. In addition, there are numerous other waivers of inadmissibility and deportability that benefit approved VAWA self-petitioners applying for adjustment of status. For example, an exception to the public charge ground was added that eliminates the need for an approved VAWA self-petitioner to submit an affidavit of support. Special provisions also apply to approved VAWA self-petitioners seeking to adjust status relating to certain criminal grounds of inadmissibility, prior removal and departure, and fraud or willful misrepresentation.