Recognition for a pathway to lawful status without cooperation from a battering spouse began in 1990 when Congress created the battered spouse waiver to joint petition for removal of conditions on residence.
What does BSW stand for?
BSW stands for Battered Spouse Waiver (legal)
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1990 Battered Spouse Waiver Amendments In 1990, Congress enacted legislation that permitted self-petition for legal permanent resident status in some cases, thus permitting battered spouses to escape the control of their batterers.
An author of the battered spouse waiver has stated, "Acceptable proof of battering or extreme cruelty should include affidavits from the abused or others who observed the abusee, reports from shelters, religious workers, community agencies, and state or local employees.