Immigration Evaluations

What Is an Immigration Evaluation?

Clinical evaluation conducted for an immigration legal case to provide evidence for the case.

Value & Impact

The evaluation is very often imperative in the case & decides:

  • Whether someone is deported to life-threatening circumstances
  • Whether a family is split apart

Meet with client twice

  • Approx 1 to 1.5 hrs each time
  • Online or in-person

Written assessment

  • Very thorough, 10-13 pages
  • Timeframe around 2 or 3 weeks

Therapist’s fee

  • $1000

Provide the following assessments:

  • Asylum Cases: Explaining psychological reasons why a client missed the one-year filing deadline;
    and detailing how PTSD symptoms provide evidence of the persecution they suffered.
  • Extreme Hardship Cases: Identifying unique factors contributing to a client’s psychological distress such as: illness; disability; professional, financial, or academic hardship; or adverse home-country conditions that would affect the petitioner or their family members.
  • VAWA Cases: Detailing the client’s psychological symptoms which are common for domestic violence victims; assessing credibility; and where useful, explaining uncommon phenomena such as ways
    in which men are abused by female partners.

Purpose of T-Visa

T-Visa offer protection to victims and strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute human trafficking

  • Similar to the purpose of U Visa but focuses solely on human trafficking
  • Traffickers often take advantage of vulnerable individuals, including those lacking lawful immigration status

Purpose of U-Visa

  • Provide a detailed assessment for U Visa immigration case
  • Describe how immigrant has suffered substantial mental or physical abuse
  • Describe how immigrant has been helpful (or intends to be helpful) to law enforcement or govt. officials in the investigation/prosecution of criminal activity
  • The Psychological evaluation is critically important to help the lawyer establish the level of “substantial mental abuse.”

    Qualifying Crimes for U-Visa:

  • Trafficking (T-Visa)
  • Abduction
  • Blackmail
  • Domestic Violence (Typically a VAWA)
  • Extortion
  • False Imprisonment
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Felonious Assault
  • Fraud in Foreign Labor Contracting
  • Incest
  • Murder
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Perjury
  • Prostitution
  • Sexual Assault
  • Slave Trade
  • Stalking
  • Torture