The U Visa: Immigration Relief For Victims Of Crimes

Some of the crimes that may qualify for a U visa include:

  • Domestic violence
  • Abduction or kidnapping
  • Abusive sexual contact
  • Blackmail or extortion
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Felony assault, which includes aggravated assault, robbery and some kinds of burglary in Tennessee
  • Fraud in foreign labor contracting such as abuses of workers in the H-2A, H-1B, and H-2B programs
  • Hostage-taking
  • Incest
  • Involuntary servitude, peonage and similar violations of workers’ dignity
  • Murder or manslaughter
  • Perjury
  • Prostitution
  • Sexual assault, sexual exploitation and rape
  • Slavery
  • Stalking
  • Torture
  • Trafficking
  • Witness tampering
  • Unlawful criminal restraint
  • Other crimes related to the above crimes, including an attempt, conspiracy or solicitation to commit any of the above crimes

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Immigration relief is available for victims of human trafficking, domestic violence and other crimes. The U visa is specifically for victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or the government in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity. Ozment Law, PLC has been successful in obtaining U visas for clients who have been victims of a wide range of crimes. If you are a victim, call us today to set up a consultation to learn about possible immigration relief.

Some people who have received U visas may qualify for a green card and then for U.S. citizenship! Ask us about how we can help.

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