Category Archives: VAWA

U Visa: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the U Visa?

The U visa is a special visa for the victims of certain crimes, including crimes of domestic violence and sexual assault, among others. The person must be the victim, or “indirect victim” of the crime, cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation of the crime and show that they...

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Victims of Human Trafficking: T Nonimmigrant Status

What is the T Visa?

In October 2000, Congress created the “T” nonimmigrant status by passing the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (VTVPA). The legislation strengthens the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute human trafficking, and also offer protection to victims.

Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in...

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What is Abuse or Extreme Cruelty for Immigration?

The following below lists some common examples of behavior that can constitute abuse and lead to extreme cruelty.  Please note that this list is not inclusive of all types or forms of abuse and cruelty.

If you are subjected to behaviors and actions that cause you fear, pain, stress, or other feelings...

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Abuse and Extreme Cruelty for Immigration Purposes

The following below lists some common examples of behavior that can constitute abuse and lead to extreme cruelty.  Please note that this list is not inclusive of all types or forms of abuse and cruelty.

If you are subjected to behaviors and actions that cause you fear, pain, stress, or other feelings...

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