Victims of Criminal Activity (U-Visa)
The type of crimes that qualify for a U-visa are limited. If you are a victim of a criminal act and want to know more, please schedule a consultation with our attorney.
Domestic abuse Victims
VAWA allows an abused spouse or child of a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident or an abused parent of a U.S. Citizen to self-petition for lawful status in the United States, receive employment authorization, and access public benefits. VAWA provides domestic violence survivors with the means that are essential to escaping violence and establishing safe, independent lives. ILRC has co-authored The VAWA Manual, a step-by-step guide to assist advocates working on VAWA cases.
Victims of Persecution - Asylum Seekers & Refugees
The United States has created laws to help people who are afraid to return to their home countries because their government may harm them. The forms of relief are:
• Withholding of Removal
• The Convention Against Torture, or “CAT” for short.
“Asylum” is a way to stop your deportation and become a refugee. If you win “Asylum,” you’ll also have the chance to eventually become a permanent resident in the U.S. If you include your spouse or children on your application, they can also have the chance to become refugees and permanent residents through you.