At Balance Behavioral Health, we specialized in completing psychosocial evaluations for immigration cases. We specialize in Extreme Hardship Waivers, VAWA, Asylum, Cancellation of Removals and U & T visas. We work closely with attorneys and their clients to provide a thorough and efficient evaluation process in a safe and compassionate environment.
Extreme Hardship Cases
In Extreme Hardship cases, a U.S. citizen or a U.S. legal permanent resident is the loved one – child, parent, spouse, or fiancée – of an individual who is at risk of deportation. This U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident applies for a waiver on the basis that the removal of this loved one would result in extreme hardship (including financial hardship, medical hardship, and psychological hardship).
Political Asylum Cases
Applicants for political asylum may be granted the right to remain in the United States if they have been persecuted or fear persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
Spousal Abuse/Domestic Violence (VAWA) Cases
The VAWA immigration provisions are a means for battered and abused spouses (and certain parents and children) to obtain legal residency without the cooperation of the U.S. citizen or permanent resident relative abusing them. Despite being called the Violence Against Women Act, men and women may self-petition.
The U-Visa immigration provisions are a means for a victim of crimes committed in the USA to obtain legal residency upon collaboration with law enforcement. An attorney may refer the client to complete a clinical evaluation with a mental health professional to determine the psychological effects experienced as a result of the event. This type of evaluation focused on evaluating and explaining the psychological impact of a crime victim has experienced.
The T-Visa immigration provisions are a means for a victim of human trafficking to obtain legal residency. An attorney may refer the client to complete a clinical evaluation with a mental health professional to determine the psychological effects experienced from this experience. This type of evaluation focused on evaluating and explaining the psychological that a victim of a crime has experienced.