Call Us Today: 1-800-923-3456

U Visas

Congress created the “U” nonimmigrant classification with passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act in October 2000. The legislation was intended to strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking of aliens and other crimes while, at the same time, offering protection to victims of such crimes. The U nonimmigrant status is set aside for victims of crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse as a result and who are willing to assist law enforcement and government officials in the investigation of the criminal activity.

Eligibility Requirements

There are four statutory eligibility requirements:

  • The individual must have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of having been a victim of a qualifying criminal activity. Qualifying criminal activity is defined by statute as that being an activity involving one or more of a long list of activities that violate Federal, State, or local criminal law – from murder, rape, torture, sexual exploitation, and extortion to witness tampering, obstruction of justice, false imprisonment, etc. This is not an exclusive list – in fact, the list of qualifying crimes represents the many types of behavior that can constitute domestic violence, sexual abuse, trafficking, or other crimes which vulnerable immigrants are often targeted.
  • He/She has information concerning that criminal activity.
  • He/She has been helpful, is being helpful, or is likely to be helpful in the investigation or prosecution of the crime.
  • The criminal activity must have violated the laws of the United States or occurred in the U.S.

REPRESENTATION IN IMMIGRATION COURT

Our firm represents clients in removal proceedings before immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals and in Federal Courts. We handle asylum claims, withholding of removal and relief under the convention against torture claims. We also successfully handled cancellation of removal as well as in-court adjustments cases. We handle both lawful permanent resident and non-lawful permanent resident cancellation of removal cases.

Our firm also represents criminal aliens in removal proceedings. Representation of criminal aliens is complex requiring a thorough understanding of the treatment of different crimes under the Immigration & Nationality Act. We also represent clients in bond hearing proceedings, requesting that bond be lowered by the immigration judge. We represent detained clients, including those with prior orders of deportation. We have successfully reopened old orders of removal where relief was available and strong equities existed including long time residence in the United States, U.S. Citizen relative and difficult conditions in the country of removal. We have also successfully stopped deportation by obtaining deferred action relief for clients with final orders of deportation.

Contact us today at 800.923.3456 or online for a confidential case evaluation.

FREE CONSULTATION

  • captcha
Extraordinary, very satisfied
, Oct 11, 2016
Really good and reliable service This is my second time using your services and I always come out wining.
, Oct 21, 2016
Thanks for everything my life change Good bless thanks
, Jul 21, 2016
Excellent highly recommended
, May 25, 2016
Bill Grabler handled several comp case's for me including permanent worker's comp. He did a fantastic job.
, Jul 21, 2016
G.G.L... Are the best in the business...
, Jan 26, 2017
I found my attorney, Mr. Kessous, to be highly professional, knowledgeable, friendly and effective. He was highly responsive to my questions and concerns and easy to work with, and achieved the desired settlement for me in regard to my traffic ticket. If I were in the same situation all over again, I would choose to work with him without hesitation, and expect that if I were to face a similar situation in the foreseeable future, I would contact him. I would also provide his name with the highest recommendation to others in the area for such problems. (I also found his assistant, Gabriela Vargas, to be quite responsive and helpful as well.) Thanks again for all of your help!
, Jan 25, 2017
The best lawyers and Their excellent assistants
, Jun 14, 2016
Very satisfied! Exceptional service! Highly recommend!
, Jun 14, 2016
Very satisfied withow my case was handled
, Oct 17, 2016
Tuve una buena experiensia confien son los mejore.yo tube dos caso y sali muy bien gracias a ellos
, May 7, 2016
very satisfied with the outcome. You did a very good job
, Dec 26, 2016
Great service and support from start to end.
, Jun 15, 2016
Jonathan was brilliant!!! He is an expert in the field of DUI's. He is patient, well prepared and first and foremost he was concerned for the well-being of me and my family... Thanks so much for your representation!!!!
, Jun 29, 2016
Excellent Lawyers and paralegals. They kept me informed and updated on the progression of my case. I was pleased and will be referring others to them. Outstanding customer service.
, Jul 22, 2016
thank you guys for representing me!
, Jun 17, 2016
Good job
, Jun 15, 2016
The representation this firm did to me was above and beyond what I expected to receive. Especially Mr. Grabler who was extremely professionals. I was very proud to have him as my lawyer. For this reason I recommend this firm to everybody.
, Jul 19, 2016
Felt very well taken care of. Excellent!!!!!
, Jul 19, 2016
Thanks for helping and you have the best service
, Jul 26, 2016
Great expletive with Esq Arindo. He is practical, honest, and thorough. I really appreciate his help.
, Jun 16, 2016
U guy's r amazing LAWYER'S! I will always recommend u to all my friends and family members. Thank u for going above and beyond with my case. Awesomeness!!!!!!
, Oct 6, 2016
Yo ELSA, estoy muy agradecida y muy feliz de haber escogido como mi abogado. Es un buen y excelente preparado e inteligente ABOGADO. Trabaja muy profesional y consciente igual todo su personal que trabaja en su oficina. Me ayudó mucho con mi Caso. Lo recomiendo a cualquiera persona que necesita sus servicios de un buen ABOGADO.
, Feb 17, 2017
Gracias x hacer todo lo posible dios los bendiga
, Aug 3, 2016
Thank you very much for all your help and great service!
, Mar 22, 2017
Great attorney , Pat Vella . Got all points dropped from my record . I owe this man 100xs over ! Thank you !
, Oct 21, 2016
Son exelentes y recomentables
, Sep 4, 2015
Staff was very helpful and explained the case as it went along.
, Jul 21, 2016
Hi, it was a very good experience !! I appreciate all the things the Lawyer did for me, he won the case, thank you so much again, I am 100% satisfied!
, Mar 29, 2017
Very good i will recommend your services to other people
, Mar 2, 2017