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Thread: a nonimmigrant women giving birth to US citizen

  1. #1
    Hi all,

    I am on nonimmigrant visa and rightnow 8th month pregnant. I would like to have some information regarding my status. I am in desperate need of help as my husband is a wife beater and now that i m pregnant cant do anything. I want to know what are my rights if i give birth to a child here ...is it possible for me to stay here without support of my husband..is there any way i can change my status and start a job...asi am totally dependent on him. I am a highly qualified person but as i m on dependent visa H4 i cant work..please provide some information on this.
    thanks

  2. #2
    Hi all,

    I am on nonimmigrant visa and rightnow 8th month pregnant. I would like to have some information regarding my status. I am in desperate need of help as my husband is a wife beater and now that i m pregnant cant do anything. I want to know what are my rights if i give birth to a child here ...is it possible for me to stay here without support of my husband..is there any way i can change my status and start a job...asi am totally dependent on him. I am a highly qualified person but as i m on dependent visa H4 i cant work..please provide some information on this.
    thanks

  3. #3
    Birthright citizenship law (14th amendment)has not been changed yet, and won't be within next month so your child will be USC if born in US.
    Just a birth of USC child gives you NO legal rights to remain in US soil past the expiration of your visa, nor any other immigration benefits.

    As a battered woman, you may want to explore your rights.

    Best of luck!

  4. #4
    do you have an insurance? who will pay you birth?

  5. #5
    Go to USCIS website and check on your rights as an abused woman. You do have options. First of all - get to a shelter. NOW ASAP You can change status as an abused woman. Is your husband a USC?

  6. #6
    Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the spouses and children of US citizens or lawful permanent residents (LPR) may selfpetition to obtain lawful permanent residency
    Form I-360 (Petition for, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant) at a USCIS office.


    From what OP writes >>
    i m on dependent visa H4
    << it appears that her husband holds H (nonimmigrant) Visa.

    More info on WAVA:
    http://www.nanay.com/News%20Update/O...%20spouses.htm

  7. #7
    If you're from SE Asia, there are associations of volunteers to help women in your situation. You might try a web search.

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