Protection for Crime Victims
Protection for Victims of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Other Crimes
People sometimes arrive in the United States as a result of criminal coercion, or become crime victims in this country while visiting or living here on a non-immigrant visa or without status. There are various visas that allow these crime victims to remain in the US in order to assist law enforcement officials with the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals. All these visas can lead to lawful permanent residency, a Green card, and eventually citizenship.
- T Visa: This visa is for victims of human trafficking who have assisted law enforcement in the investigation of the crime against them. The visa allows you to remain in the United States with nonimmigrant status for a period of time while you assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals.
- U Visa: This visa is for victims of various violent and nonviolent crimes who have assisted law enforcement in the investigation of the crime against them. In limited circumstances witnesses and family members of the victim can also receive a U visa.
- VAWA Self-Petition: The self-petition allows battered or abused spouses of US citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to apply for lawful permanent residency without having to rely on their abusive spouse to apply for them. This petition does not require the victim to have assisted law enforcement.
Experienced Legal Representation for Serious Crime and Human Trafficking Victims
If you have been trafficked into the United States, or have been the victim of a serious crime or domestic battery, you may be feeling hopeless and alone. You will find the help, support, and legal assistance you need at the Law Offices of Aziz J. Asmar. Our attorneys understand what you have gone through and the fear that accompanies this type of experience. We are here to provide the legal representation to get your life back on track.