As the landscape of the world continues to change, there has been a concerted effort to assist those individuals who have faced injustices or oppression in their home countries. Our firm works with clients who have a number of reasons why they may qualify to petition under humanitarian grounds. Working with an experienced immigration attorney is the first step in the right direction toward embracing a new future.
This provides special legal protection to individuals who have left their home country for safety purposes and seek protection from the United States.
U and T visas
There are two types of visas that cater to victims of physical or mental crimes, or human trafficking and illegal labor. The U Visa is specific to those victims who have suffered substantial abuse, whether physical or mental from a US citizen, spouse, or stranger. This visa is also called VAWA, or Violence Against Women Act. The T Visa is specific to those individuals who have been forced into illegal labor or human trafficking, such as servitude or prostitution.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is for foreign nationals whose home country is designated by U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a regulation that allows immigrants entering the country prior to their 16th birthday and fulfill other requirements to receive a renewable two-year work permit and exemption from deportation.
This law provides certain benefits and relief from deportation to individuals who qualify and are of Cuban, Nicaraguan, Salvadoran, Guatemalan, and nationals of former Soviet bloc countries who were previously seeking asylum.
Our firm has extensive experience in these areas and can assist in getting the protections or visas that will help keep you in the United States. For more information on our legal services, contact our office today!