How will a psychosocial evaluation help?
The general purpose of a psychosocial evaluation for immigration court is to document any mental health conditions or diagnoses and to describe, from a psychosocial perspective, how a potential deportation would impact a client and their family.
A psychosocial immigration evaluation can also help address discrepancies in a client’s report of personal history or clinical presentation, for example, by citing research regarding memory and posttraumatic stress disorder. In addition, a hardship report will also include research about the country where the U.S. citizen or lawful legal resident would have to leave or stay in case the family member were to be deported, for example, the health and education system, social, cultural, economic impact, and economic impact.
Research studies have demonstrated the utility of psychological evaluations in immigration cases was associated with a favorable outcome of the cases.