Houston U & T Visa Attorneys
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:
- 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
- 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
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.