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U-Visa Immigration Lawyer
Understanding the U-Visa program within immigration law can be challenging. It was created to safeguard victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and other crimes that cause the victim severe mental and/ or physical abuse. The U-Visa offers a lifeline for those in need.
However, the eligibility criteria may leave you uncertain. That is why our experienced immigration attorney and her team in Carlsbad, California, and Bend, Oregon are here to help. Contact Abogada Ashley to schedule a confidential consultation and let us guide you through securing your U-Visa.
f you have been a victim of a crime and believe you may be eligible for a U-Visa, don’t hesitate to take action. Contact the law firm of Abogada Ashley Immigration, Inc. today to find out if you qualify and receive the support and guidance you deserve.
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What is a U-Visa?
A U-Visa, technically called “U nonimmigrant status” is a lawful temporary status, valid for 4 years, for undocumented victims of certain crimes who have endured abuse and are willing to assist law enforcement authorities in investigating or prosecuting criminal activity.
The U.S. Congress established this special visa category to provide eligible individuals with temporary legal status and protection and to enable law enforcement to protect their communities. Without the U visa, undocumented crime victims may be unwilling to come forward and report the crime.
The primary purpose of a U-Visa is to encourage victims to report crimes without the fear of getting deported. It aims to support law enforcement efforts in bringing perpetrators to justice.
Individuals who qualify for a U-Visa may also be eligible for work authorization and the possibility of adjusting their status to become lawful permanent residents (green card holders) after three years of having the U visa. The U-Visa offers a crucial pathway for eligible victims to come forward, seek justice, and rebuild their lives in the United States.
Reach out to us now and let Abogada Ashley be your trusted partner in securing your future in the United States. Set up a consultation with us today and find out how our experienced immigration lawyer can help you every step of the way.
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Are There Certain Crimes that the U-Visa Covers?
The U Visa is designed to provide protection and support for victims of a wide range of criminal activities that involve physical or psychological harm. By offering temporary legal status, the U Visa encourages individuals to come forward and assist law enforcement in investigating and prosecuting these crimes without fear of deportation.
Qualifying crimes for U Visa protections encompass various types of offenses, including, but not limited to:
We understand that being a victim of a crime can be an incredibly isolating and traumatic experience. You are not alone in this journey. Many resources and support networks are available to help you through these challenging times, including experienced immigration attorneys, law enforcement officers, and victim support organizations.
When you seek assistance from the team at Abogada Ashley Immigration, Inc. they understand your situation and can provide the guidance and encouragement you need to heal and move forward. Abogada Ashley has won many U visa cases and her team understands how to prepare and file a strong case. Always remember there is hope and help readily available.
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