U.S. immigration law allows victims of crimes to stay in or even come to the U.S. and testify or otherwise assist in law enforcement efforts. Below are the three most common examples.
Victims of serious crimes (U visa)
Victims of human trafficking (T visa)
Abused spouses and children
(Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
These options can all potentially lead to permanent residence (green card), and ultimately US citizenship.
If you, or someone you know has been a victim of domestic violence, it is very important to contact authorities quickly, because failure to act to prevent you prevent eligibility. Contact us today to learn more.