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  • Immigration Options for Victims of Crimes

    This brochure from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provides information for Law Enforcement, Healthcare Providers, and Others about legal remedies available to victims of certain crimes. [PDF] Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
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    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
    Chinese / 中文
  • Victims of Criminal Activity: U Nonimmigrant Status

    The U nonimmigrant status (U visa) is set aside for victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity. This provides information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on U nonimmigrant status. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Questions and Answers: Victims of Human Trafficking, T Nonimmigrant Status

    T Nonimmigrant Status (T Visa) is set aside for those who are or have been victims of human trafficking and are willing to assist law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of acts of trafficking. This provides Questions and Answers pertaining to T nonimmigrant status from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Resources for Victims of Human Trafficking & Other Crimes

    Information on resources for victims of human trafficking and other crimes and the organizations that serve them from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Victims of Human Trafficking & Other Crimes

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) helps protect victims of human trafficking and other crimes by providing immigration relief. Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons, is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers lure individuals with false promises of employment and a better life. This provides information on the kind of help available from USCIS. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Battered Spouse, Children & Parents - Immigrant Visa Petitions

    Information from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services about immigrant visa petitions under the Violence against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA allows certain spouses, children, and parents of U.S. citizens and certain spouses and children of permanent residents (Green Card holders) to file a petition for themselves, without the abuser's knowledge. This allows victims to seek both safety and independence from their abuser, who is not notified about the filing. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Criminal Justice Advocacy & Support Directory - Guide to Services for Pennsylvania Inmates, Victims of Crime & Their Families

    The purpose of this directory is to provide a comprehensive listing of agencies in Pennsylvania, and to some extent nationally, which serves the needs of inmates, ex-offenders, victims of crimes and their families, criminal justice professionals, volunteers and support persons. Content Detail

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    CentrePeace and Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project
  • Sexual Violence Against Farmworkers: A Guidebook for Legal Providers

    The goal of this guidebook from the Southern Poverty Law Center is to increase the knowledge and skills of legal professionals so that you can better serve farmworkers who have experienced sexual violence. It provides helpful explanations about the life and work of farmworkers as well as unique issues that may impact the services you provide. Content Detail

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    Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Workers' Rights Handbook

    Handbook on workers rights including the rights of immigrant workers. The original Philadelphia area handbook was created by Community Legal Services, Friends of Farmworkers and the Villanova Law School Clinical Program based on a publication created by the Chinatown Community Youth Leadership Project, a program of Asian Americans United. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Justice At Work
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    Spanish / Español
  • Immigration Information from PASafeLaw.org

    This section of PASafeLaw.org provides information to victims of crime and domestic abuse about the impact of their immigration status, which is often a major barrier to safety and self-sufficiency for victims of crime. Information is provided to victims of crime about certain protections they are provided under immigration law. Content Detail

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    PASafeLaw
  • Beware of Dishonest Immigration Consultants [PDF]

    Brochure from the National Consumer Law Center discussing how to look out for dishonest immigration consultants. [PDF] Content Detail

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    National Consumer Law Center
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    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
    Russian / Pусский
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • Notarios Notorios (Notorious Notarios) (Video)

    A notary public in America is not the equivalent of a notario publico in Spanish-speaking countries like Mexico. A notary public is not a lawyer and is not authorized by the state to give legal advice or provide legal services. This video from the Visual Legal Advocacy Project at Penn Law, which is in Spanish and English, is intended to assist consumers in avoiding confusion between notaries and notarios when seeking legal help with immigration matters. (19:38) Read More

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    Visual Legal Advocacy Project - Penn Law
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    Spanish / Español
  • Green Card Eligibility Categories

    In order to apply for a Green Card, you must be eligible under one of the categories listed on this page. Once you find the category that may fit your situation, click on the link provided to get information on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and whether your family members can also apply with you. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Access to Justice: Do you need an interpreter for a legal matter

    Information brochure from Justice at Work (formerly Friends of Farmworkers) and Community Legal Services about your legal right to have a a free trained interpreter present during legal proceedings to help you to communicate and understand the proceeding. Content Detail

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    Justice At Work
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    Spanish / Español
  • Additional Resources on Immigrant Issues from PALawHelp.org

    Full listing of resources on Immigrant Issues appearing on PALawHelp.org Content Detail

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    PALawHELP.org