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Victims of Violence and Immigration: What You Need to Know About Qualifying for the​ ​U-Visa

Being a victim of violence is an overwhelming event for anyone to deal with. Now imagine having to go through pain and healing, all while being afraid that you might be deported because you are not a U.S. Citizen. In the Fall of 2000, the U.S. Government developed enhanced regulations to enable victims of crimes … Continue reading “Victims of Violence and Immigration: What You Need to Know About Qualifying for the​ ​U-Visa”

U Visa Applicants Face Large Backlog

U-1 nonimmigrant status, commonly known as a U visa, is available through a program that Congress created in conjunction with the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, including the Battered Immigrant Women’s Protection Act. This status is reserved for the victims of mental or physical abuse and who are cooperative with law enforcement authorities … Continue reading “U Visa Applicants Face Large Backlog”

What is a U Visa and Who Can Get One?

As part of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act and the Battered Immigrant Women’s Protection Act, Congress created the U visa, or U nonimmigrant status. A U visa is a nonimmigrant visa that entitles certain individuals temporary legal status and work privileges in the U.S. for up to four years. The purpose of … Continue reading “What is a U Visa and Who Can Get One?”

What One U Visa Applicant Did While Awaiting Approval – In Her Own Words!

The following article was written by one of our awesome clients on her experience with the U-Visa. We hope you find it useful! I found myself with a free plane ticket and 10 days to leave the United States. It was 2012 and I was laid off from my corporate job! The immigration fate of … Continue reading “What One U Visa Applicant Did While Awaiting Approval – In Her Own Words!”

Deportation Defense: How the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Could Help

There is a special defense that may protect you from deportation if you are a victim of domestic violence. A VAWA cancellation of removal protects victims of abuse who have a US citizen or legal permanent resident spouse or parent. To apply for a VAWA cancellation of removal, you have to actually be in removal … Continue reading “Deportation Defense: How the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Could Help”

VAWA Cancellation of Removal

Many immigrants come to the United States and marry a U.S. citizen or green card holder with the good intention to have a happy, healthy marriage.  Unfortunately, sometimes things don’t work out as planned. If you are in removal / deportation proceedings, this law could help you.  If you are a spouse, son or daughter … Continue reading “VAWA Cancellation of Removal”

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