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Immigration Relief for Victims of Crimes

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) assists undocumented individuals who have been victims of human trafficking and other crimes with immigration relief. Human trafficking consists of trafficking in persons and has become a type of “modern-day slavery,” according to the USCIS. This begins by traffickers attracting their victims through false promises of jobs, security, and a better life. The USCIS also provides relief to individuals and families who have suffered other types of serious crimes, such as sexual assault, domestic violence, rape, manslaughter, murder, and more. The immigration relief for these victims consists of two types of visas known as the T Nonimmigrant Visa and the U Nonimmigrant Visa.

If you or someone you know has been victimized through human trafficking, present-day slavery, or other serious crimes, we urge you to contact Sebastian Simon Law Group, PLLC. Our legal team is here to provide the caring and competent legal help you need in seeking immigration relief. We are passionate about providing efficient and effective legal help to foreign nationals in need and will fight zealously on your behalf throughout the entire visa process. Our experienced and dedicated team has a strong track record of helping individuals and families from all parts of the world.

Contact our U & T Visa Lawyer online or at (713) 839-0639 in Houston and (332) 330-9442 in New York City for a consultation.

U & T Visa Information

T Visas

A T Visa provides immigration relief to victims of human trafficking. These individuals will be allowed to stay in the U.S. in exchange for providing assistance to law enforcement agencies as they investigate and prosecute the responsible parties. In order to qualify for this visa, you must show that you were trafficked into the U.S. The crime of trafficking consists of three factors.

These factors include:

  • Recruitment by the trafficker
  • The trafficker used threat, abduction, deception, or other coercive means
  • The trafficker’s ultimate goal was for forced labor, sexual exploitation or trade, or some other type of servitude, bondage, or slavery

You must also be in the U.S. or at a port of entry where you were trafficked, work with any law enforcement agency requesting your cooperation, show that you would suffer hardship if you were deported, and be admissible to the U.S. If, for some reason, you are not admissible, you may be able to apply for a waiver. The application process involves official immigration forms, statements of how you were trafficked, other evidence of your eligibility, and more. It is crucial to work with an experienced immigration attorney to ensure that your application package is thorough and accurate to increase your chances of success.

U Visas

A U Visa gives protection and the right to remain in the U.S. to those who have been physically or emotionally harmed through some type of serious crime. You must also provide assistance to law enforcement officials for the investigation and prosecution of the perpetrators. U Visas require that you demonstrate that you have been a victim of one of the crimes that qualify for this type of protection under immigration law. You must show that you sustained physical or emotional injury.

Examples of the types of qualifying crimes for a U Visa include but are not limited to:

  • Domestic violence, assault, manslaughter, murder, rape, and other violent crimes
  • Crimes involving a form of enslavement such as forced labor, criminal restraint, being held hostage, false imprisonment, and more
  • Sex crimes, such as prostitution, sex trafficking, sexual exploitation, and more
  • Crimes involving obstruction of justice

U Visas also involve numerous official forms, documents, personal statements, and evidence.

Let Sebastian Simon Law Group, PLLC Help You Apply

In both U and T visas, you will be required to provide substantial evidence to prove your case. Ensuring that you have done so and completed all documentation fully and accurately is vital. That is why it is crucial to have immigration law representation. Our firm has been providing this type of legal help for years. We are here to help you navigate the visa process every step of the way and to give you the best chance for approval.


Reach out to our firm at (713) 839-0639 in Houston and (332) 330-9442 in New York City or through our online form to learn more about how we can assist you today.


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