Oakland U-Visa Attorneys
Nobody wants to be deported from the United States, especially people with family in the country. If you are legally eligible for a U-visa, obtaining one can be a way to avoid deportation. It is also a way for undocumented people to apply for legal immigration documents for the first time.
A U visa is specifically for non-U.S. citizens who have been hurt in a crime. There are four requirements to qualify for a U-visa:
- You were a victim of a qualifying serious crime.
- You were helpful in the police investigation and the prosecution of the crime.
- You suffered severe emotional or physical abuse in conjunction with the crime.
- You must be “admissible,” which means you cannot have a serious criminal history, or a history of immigration violations (unless you are eligible for a “waiver” of your grounds of inadmissibility).
Helping Crime Victims Obtain Visas
At the Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., located in Oakland, California, our immigration attorneys help people obtain documentation and avoid removal from the United States. We may be able to help you if you can answer “Yes” to one of these questions:
- Since arriving to the United States, have you or anyone in your family been a victim ofdomestic violence or abuse that you reported to police?
- Have you been in a witness assistance program?
- Were you or anyone in your family hurt in a drug-related or gang-related crime?
- Were you or anyone in your family ever the victim of sexual assault, rape or other abuse?
- Were you or anyone in your family ever severely victimized by your employer — who failed or refused to pay you for your work?
Every situation is different. Seek the advice of a lawyer if you have questions about visas or green cards.
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