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Immigration
Evaluations

A psychological immigration evaluation is a type of evaluation that is conducted by a licensed mental health professional to assess the mental health of an individual who is involved in an immigration case. The evaluation can be used to support a variety of immigration applications, including asylum, cancellation of removal, and adjustment of status.

There are a number of reasons why someone might want to get a psychological immigration evaluation. Some of the most common reasons include:

  • To document the psychological impact of persecution or trauma experienced in the home country.

  • To demonstrate that an individual would face extreme hardship if they were to be deported.

  • To provide evidence that an individual is unable to return to their home country due to a medical or psychological condition.

  • To help an immigration attorney build a strong case for asylum, cancellation of removal, or adjustment of status.

 

A psychological immigration evaluation can be a valuable tool in the immigration process. It can help an individual document their experiences and explain the impact that these experiences have had on their mental health.

As a Boston based social work team we are able to help you if your attorney has recommended that you undergo this type of evaluation. We typically conduct this evaluation over the course of 2 to 3 visits, consult with your attorney, review records, and generate an evaluation document that gives an honest and clear picture of what has happened and how it has impacted your mental health.

If you do not speak English that's perfectly fine, We are able to work with an interpreter of your choice. However, you would be responsible for providing this person at your your own cost.

We are able to assist people with the following types of cases:

  • U Visa - U visa gives undocumented immigrants who have been victims of a serious crime the right to live in the United States. Psychological evaluations can help u visa petitioners prove the mental and emotional consequences of the crime. 

  • T Visa - A visa provides victims of human trafficking with the right to live and work in the U.S. A psychological evaluation can help an immigration court understand how human trafficking affected the petitioner emotionally. 

  • Asylum - Political asylum is given to undocumented immigrants who are forced to flee their country as a political refugee. Immigration mental health evaluations can help asylum seekers show evidence of persecution in their home country. 

  • Spousal Abuse (VAWA) - This petition allows spouses and children who are victims of domestic violence to obtain a green card. A mental health evaluation can help document the consequences of the abuse, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and other trauma-related problems. 

  • Extreme Hardship - Psychological evaluations can be used to show that deportation would cause extreme hardship to qualifying family members, such as U.S. citizen children. 

  • Cancellation of Removal - A psychological evaluation can be used to help support a deportation cancellation of removal order. 

We look forward to discussing your circumstances with you or your attorney and seeing how we can work together! Contact me today.

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