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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in the United States and Facts about Immigrating on a Marriage-Based Visa

    This fact sheet from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will explain domestic violence and inform immigrants of their legal rights in the United States. 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 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
  • 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