Victims of Violence
As a battered spouse, child or parent, you may file an immigrant visa petition under the Violence against Women Act (VAWA). For more information, click here.
Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons, is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers lure individuals with false promises of employment and a better life. Traffickers often take advantage of poor, unemployed individuals who lack access to social services. The T Nonimmigrant Status (T visa) protects victims of human trafficking and allows victims to remain in the United States to assist in an investigation or prosecution of human trafficking. For more information, click here.
Individuals and their families may fall victim to many types of crime in the U.S. These crimes include: rape, murder, manslaughter, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and many others.
U nonimmigrant status protects victims of crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse due to the crime and are willing to help law enforcement authorities in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity. For more information, click here.