We offer immigration legal services to low-income individuals in the Latino community. We specialize in providing immigration benefits to survivors of violent crimes in the United States. While we mainly focus on helping survivors of gender related crimes, we also provide services to other survivors.
Comprehensive "Know Your Rights" legal and educational outreach program gives daily presentations at different Latin American consulates, schools, churches, and community groups throughout the United States. Every day we speak directly with thousands of immigrants about their legal rights and the resources available to them in the local communities.
The U-visa is an immigration benefit created for victims of specific crimes; who have suffered substantial physical and mental abuse. The government seeks to encourage immigrants to report these crimes. Therefore, in order to qualify, the petitioner must cooperate with the investigation and prosecution of criminal activity.
The Violence Against Women Act is a United States federal law. Signed by president Bill Clinton in 1994, it allowed immigrant victims of domestic violence to apply for immigration relief independent of their abusive spouse or parent. In 2000, the Act created the U and T visas as new forms of immigration benefits for immigrant victims of violent crime and human trafficking. The Act provided billions of dollars toward investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women and formed the Office on Violence Against Women within the Department of Justice .
The T-Visa is an immigation relief for victims of human trafficking.
Forced labor: refers to situations in which a victim is forced to work through the use of violence, intimidation and even accumulated debt, retention of documents and threats of reporting to immigration authorities.
Sexual exploitation: refers to the recruitment, housing or transportation of a person under the age of 18 for the purpose of prostitution, in which the sex act is induced by fraud, coercion or force.
SPECIAL IMMIGRANT JUVENILE STATUS - SIJS
The purpose of this program is to help immigrant children in the United States who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected.
Some children who cannot be reunited with their parents can obtain permanent residency and can live and work permanently in the United States.
For more information, visit the USCIS website
ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS
WORK PERMIT - EAD
Naturalization is the process by which US citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen after he or she has met the requirements established by the United States Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
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DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS - DACA
On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain individuals who came to the United States as children and meet various guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for a work authorization. Deferred action is a use of the prosecutor's discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide legal status.
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Adjustment of Status is the process of applying for a lawful permanent resident status (also known as applying for a Green Card) when you are present in the United States. This means that you can obtain a Green Card without having to return to your home country to complete the visa process.
Check with us if you can take advantage of this benefit!
The EAD is a permit issued by the United States government that allows non-citizens to work legally in this country. However, it is only granted to those who are eligible according to the visa that allows them to stay in the country.
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