An Update: Options for Victims of Crimes – The U and T Visas

By |2013-10-20T08:38:31-05:00October 20th, 2013|Categories: Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , |

Published:  October 20, 2013 In recent years, Congress has enacted various pieces of legislation addressing the vulnerabilities of our undocumented population as targets of criminal activity.  Whether they fall victim to crimes relating to their person or property, the undocumented victim will likely think twice about reporting the crime to authorities for fear of having their immigration status uncovered and ultimately being deported.  However, with the U and T Visa options, certain undocumented victims of crime – along with their spouses and under 21 year old children – have a vehicle toward both temporary and permanent lawful immigration status in the […]