29 Mar

Who can get a U visa?

The U visa is given to those who were victims of certain qualifying crimes and have been helping the law enforcement in the case. Qualifying Criminal Activities Abduction Abusive Sexual Contact Blackmail Domestic Violence Extortion False Imprisonment Female Genital Mutilation Felonious Assault Fraud in Foreign Labor Contracting Hostage Incest Involuntary Servitude Kidnapping Manslaughter Murder Obstruction…


27 Mar

USCIS Affirmative Asylum Scheduling Bulletin

The USCIS has released an affirmative asylum Scheduling on March 11, 2014. The Bulletin states that since December 2014 USCIS started prioritizing cases and did give a chart on processing times on affirmative asylum. Their priority are as follows: 1.) Applications that were scheduled for an interview, but the interview had to be rescheduled at…


25 Mar

Petition to increase U visa Cap

The U visa is given to those who are victims of certain crimes. Congress created the U nonimmigrant visa with the passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (including the Battered Immigrant Women’s Protection Act) in October 2000. The legislation was intended to strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and…


11 Mar

Help Syrian Refugees!

Join UmRelief.org on Sunday March 13th for a Refugee Benefit Dinner at the Royal Palace Banquet Center 6064 Stevenson BLVD Fremont, CA 94538. Facebook Event


03 Sep

Finally Yemeni Nationals can apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

In the past few months, many of us have been calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to grant TPS to the Yemeni Nationals. Finally, DHS announced that it will actually grant protection to individuals from Yemen under the TPS program. As such Yemeni nationals will be able to receive a work permit, if…