U Visas + VAWA Cases
Visas can be obtained by aliens seeking residency if they were the victim of certain crimes.
- VAWA – The Violence Against Women’s Act provides immigration relief to a spouse, child, or parent who is subject to extreme cruelty or battered by a United States Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident spouse or parents. In these cases the applicant may petition for immigration relief independent of the abusive spouse or parent. Proof needs to show that the applicant lived with the abusive US citizen/LPR, was subjected to extreme cruelty during marriage to the US citizen/LPR, the marriage was entered into in good faith, person is eligible for immigration relief, and has strong moral character.
- U Visas or U Status – Victims of Crime. U Visas are available to individuals and their families who have fallen victim to specific crimes in the United States. Such crimes may include domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, murder, manslaughter, human trafficking, abduction, torture, false imprisonment, extortion, involuntary servitude and many others. We handle a large volume of U Visa applications and have had extraordinary success.