Crime Victim Visa Immigration Law

Crime Victim Visa Legal Issues

U-Visa Definition:

A U-Visa is created for illegal immigrants who have been crime victims and have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of crimes such as rape, domestic violence, torture, sexual assault, prostitution, blackmail, kidnapping, etc. A U-Visa also applies to illegal immigrants who have useful information about a crime that occurred, or are likely to help in the investigation of a crime.

Consequences of U-Visa Law:

Non-citizens with aggravated felonies are currently not eligible for a U-Visa. This restriction may be challenged. Traveling outside of the U.S with a U-Visa is risky. If someone with a U-Visa leaves the U.S and tries to re-enter, they may not be able to. However, approved U-Visa applicants may be eligible for 3 years of temporary legal status and be eligible for hold occupation. Most U-Visa applicants will be able to apply for legal permanent resident status.

What an Immigration Lawyer can do for you:

An immigration lawyer can be helpful in situations where a U-Visa becomes a necessity for an immigrant. An immigration lawyer can help victims of crime attain a U-Visa by assisting in the application process, preparing all necessary documents and developing a strong case that proves a crime occurred.

Lawyer Referral Service:

If you or someone you know would like to apply for a U-Visa, contact Attorney Search Network today. We can help refer you to an immigration lawyer in your area that handles U-Visa.

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