VAWA Self-Petitioner Law and Legal Definition

According to 8 USCS § 1101 (Title 8, Aliens and Nationality; Chapter 12, Immigration and Nationality; General Provisions), the term "VAWA self-petitioner" means “an alien, or a child of the alien, who qualifies for relief under--

(A) clause (iii), (iv), or (vii) of section 204(a)(1)(A) [8 USCS § 1154(a)(1)(A)];

(B) clause (ii) or (iii) of section 204(a)(1)(B) [8 USCS § 1154(a)(1)(B)];

(C) section 216(c)(4)(C) [8 USCS § 1186(c)(4)(C)];

(D) the first section of Public Law 89-732 (8 U.S.C. 1255 note) (commonly known as the Cuban Adjustment Act) as a child or spouse who has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty;

(E) section 902(d)(1)(B) of the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 (8 U.S.C. 1255 note);

(F) section 202(d)(1) of the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act [8 USCS § 1255 note]; or

(G) section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 [note to this section] (division C of Public Law 104-208).”