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.
It is an immigration benefit for people who come to the United States in search of protection because they have suffered persecution or because they fear that they will suffer persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
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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 for immigrants who are victims of human trafficking.
Forced labor: when a person is recruited, transported or housed to work by force, threatened or deceived. The result is that the person renders his services in a situation similar to that of slavery or involuntary servitude or debt.
Sexual exploitation: when a person under 18 years of age is induced to prostitute himself. And also when a person over that age is recruited, housed or transported and through fraud, coercion or force is forced into prostitution. That is, what is known as white trafficking.
SPECIAL IMMIGRANT JUVENILE STATUS - SIJS
SIJS helps undocumented children who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected to obtain special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS) and apply for permanent residence.
Certain children who cannot be reunited with their parents can obtain permanent residency and can live and work permanently in the United States
ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS
Adjustment of Status is the process you can use to apply for 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.
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The EAD is a permit issued by the United States government that allows non-citizens to legally work in this country. However, it is only granted to those who are eligible based on the visa that allows them to stay in the country.
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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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DACA - Defered Action for Childhood Arrivals
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 work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide legal status.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to legally live and work in the United States!
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.
FAMILY BASED PETITION
Family-based petitions allow people in the United States to sponsor their family to immigrate to the United States. The Immigration and Nationality Act allows aliens to immigrate to the United States based on a relationship to a US citizen or lawful permanent resident.
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