Being a victim of a crime is never good. However, even undocumented persons in the United States are protected through legalization status by way of the U Visa. It is a way to provide undocumented persons the chance to report a crime committed against them, helping lessen the fear of speaking to an authority. Undocumented persons who are victims of some crimes and have cooperated with police can obtain certification and apply for the U Visa.
If the case is approved by immigration, they can receive a work permit for four years. In the last year before expiration, the immigrant is eligible to apply for residency. The U Visa has many powerful benefits in cases where there was not a pardon ordinarily, but where the U Visa can help resolve the matter. There are requirements, such as establishing how much they were affected. If the crime has not qualified, it’s strongly advised to obtain legal advice to confirm that you can apply and to get help throughout the process of filing.
Attorney Ayesha Chaudry is experienced with family immigration matters and has helped people in New York and Connecticut with these important matters.