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U Visa – Victims of Crime

Anyone who has been a victim of a crime knows how frightening it is. There are a class of people living in the United States for whom it is particularly difficult, and that is undocumented aliens. If you are an undocumented alien and you have been the victim of a crime, you may be able …

T Visas – Victims of Human Trafficking

It is estimated that up to 20,000 men, women and children are smuggled into the United States for purposes of enslaved labor of one kind of another. Usually, victims are lured here with promises of work and better living conditions. As you might expect, the countries of origin are usually poor, where traffickers are able …

VAWA – Violence Against Women Act

The Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) is a federal act designed to protect both men and women from violent domestic situations. VAWA allows abused spouses of U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to self-file an immigrant visa petition without the abuser’s knowledge. Because the application is strictly confidential, filers should not worry that their spouses …