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U VISAS FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME AVAILABLE AGAIN ON OCTOBER 1, 2010

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In 2008, USCIS began issuing U Visas to immigrants who have suffered physical or psychological abuse – such as domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, etc. – and agree to help US authorities in investigating the crime.  This year, USCIS has approved 10,000 U Visa petitions – the maximum number that can be approved in a fiscal year. 

USCIS will only begin to issue U Visas again in October, when the 2011 fiscal year begins.   As of right now, however, U Visa petitions will still be accepted for USCIS to conditionally approve and put on to a waiting list.  These conditional approvals will enable immigrants to stay in the US, even if they are in removal proceedings or on a final order of removal, and to apply of employment authorizations. 

If you are eligible for a U Visa, don’t waste any time and apply today.   Because more and more people are applying for U Visas and because USCIS can only approve 10,000 U Visa applications every year, it is crucial that you apply as quickly as possible.  At BOILA PC, we will file your application in a speedy manner so that you don’t have to worry about missing the statutory cap.

To read the full article, please go to: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=5d5d58a734cd9210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=68439c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD

 

 

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