Visas for Victims of Crimes or Domestic Violence
There is extensive evidence that must be gathered in support of these forms of relief. Salt Lake City victim visa attorney Gloria Cardenas and her team are experienced and caring individuals and will personally guide you through this application process mindful that you are a victim and may need special attention and patience. We welcome you. Battered Spouses / Children of US Citizens or US Permanent Residents
VAWA: In 1994, Congress passed a law referred to as “VAWA,” which stands for the Violence Against Women Act, creating special routes to immigration status for certain battered noncitizens. Among the basic requirements for eligibility, a battered noncitizen must be the spouse or child of an abusive US citizen or permanent residency without the involvement of the abuser. Battered spouses or children of US citizens or permanent residents who are the subdent.
Salt Lake CityDerivative Beneficiaries
A derivative is another person (usually a family member) who may also receive lawful status through the principal applicant’s status. Since the family member’s status is “derived” from the principal applicant’s status, the family member is known as a “derivative” under immigration law. Although U visa derivatives do not have to meet all of the eligibility requirements for principal U visa applicants, they do have to show they are admissible or they have to file a waiver if they are inadmissible.
Salt Lake CityIndirect Victims
Immigrants with no legal status who have been indirectly victimized by the crime against a family member (including a US citizen child unmarried and under 21 years old, may be eligible to apply for a U Visa if he/she can show all of the requirements set forth above. Parents of US citizen children who have been victims of sexual molestation, rape, or sexual abuse make up a large majority of indirect victims U Visas. The police agency executes the certification in the name of the parent when the parent can demonstrate that he/she was a victim of a serious crime against their child and that they were cooperative in the investigation and/or prosecution.
Victims of crimes often times do not wish to ask the police agency for the executed U Visa Certification. Salt Lake City victim visa attorney Gloria Cardenas may be retained to assist you with this request, and after it is approved, with the U Visa application.