21 Oct

Some Answers on U visas from AILA’s meeting with the DHS

The NSC Liaison Committee’s official Q&As from the 10/13/16 teleconference relating to humanitarian, document production, and status/family issues. Topics included: refugee travel documentation and work authorization, and the implementation and status of the U visa unit at the NSC. U Visas 1. Please provide information on the implementation of the U visa unit at NSC,…

Share

20 Jun

CIS Ombudsman’s Recommendation on Parole for Eligible U Visa Principals and Derivative Petitioners Residing Abroad

June 16, 2016 Due to the lack of a uniform U visa parole policy, eligible victims subject to the U visa cap often remain abroad, despite clear Congressional intent they be afforded entry and an express regulatory obligation to be paroled into the United States while awaiting an available visa. U petitioners granted deferred action…

Share

13 Jun

Orlando Events and Impact on Immigration

What happened in Orlando is not really something that any reasonable person can explain. It is the work of someone full of hate. The LGBT community has always been the target of massive discrimination and now with the massacre, it seems that it is never ending for them. While most people in the LGBT community…

Share

07 Apr

Updates on University of Northern New Jersey

On April 5th 2016, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) closed down a school known as the University of Northern New Jersey (UNNJ). UNNJ was set up by the government as a sting operation to “trap” both brokers and foreign students on possible visa fraud. The operation had twenty-one brokers charged with several counts of visa…

Share

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…

Share

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…

Share