A psychological evaluation may be required in immigration court in order to assess extreme hardship in an individual. This specific assessment is a tool used in court in order to better understand the negative consequences associated with deportation. Psychological hardship may include:
Below are four different immigration proceedings in which a psychological evaluation or a psychosocial evaluation can be useful:
- Extreme Hardship
- Spouse Abuse (VAWA)
- Political Asylym
What does the evaluation include?
- Collection of data prior to the interview
- Comprehensive interview including immigration proceedings, social-emotional history, discussion of hardships experienced, any information relevant to the immigration process.
- Objective and subjective assessments/tools in order to measure psychological distress
- Comprehensive report
If you or you know someone who is dealing with immigration court and immigration issues, a psychological hardship assessment may be the key to keeping your loved ones together.