U.S. government leaders often assert that immigrants commit heinous crimes. The truth is that immigrants commit less crime overall. They are more vulnerable to crimes against them. If you are a victim of a serious crime you may be eligible for a U Visa.
The U Nonimmigrant Status visa gives protection to crime victims who suffered substantial mental or physical abuse as a direct result of the crime. These crimes include sexual assault, domestic violence, If you are a family member of an undocumented immigrant who was murdered or killed during the course of a crime you may be eligible, also.
The U visa allows victims to remain in the United States and assist law enforcement authorities in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity. It can also provide the basis for the crime victim to obtain a green card.
Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., can help you determine your options to obtain or retain legal status in the U.S. The team is knowledgeable about federal immigration law and has the experience to guide you and advocate on your behalf.