Silver Spring Humanitarian Visas Attorneys
Compassionate Legal Representation for Clients Nationwide
Individuals with a recognized humanitarian need, like being the victim of human trafficking, can be eligible for relief no matter how they came to the country or ended up in their current status. At Murray Osorio PLLC in Silver Spring , we proudly help victims of serious crimes, civil war, and natural disasters apply for humanitarian visas so they can seek safety in the United States. We also help minor children who have been abandoned, neglected, or abused by one or both parents apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.
What is the Violence Against Women Act?
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides crucial protections for survivors of any gender of domestic violence, and allows them to apply for legal permanent resident status if their spouse is a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident. It also forgives certain inadmissibilities, including unlawful entry. Survivors may be eligible to simultaneously file for the green card application with the VAWA petition. A carefully prepared filing is necessary to be successful in this type of case, and our team has extensive experience doing so.
Victims of serious crimes, such as felonious assault, armed robbery, domestic violence, and sexual assault, who report these offenses to the police can apply for a U visa to seek protection in the U.S. While pending, they may even receive a work permit. If they are approved for a U-visa, they can obtain work authorization and temporary status for four years.
Trafficking & T-Visas
Individuals who are victims of human trafficking can petition for T-Visas if they report the crime to the proper authorities and aid in the investigation. Immigrants with T-Visas can obtain work authorization and temporary status for themselves and their eligible family members, and is a route that eventually leads to a legal permanent residence.
Can I Apply for Humanitarian Asylum?
People who are seeking refuge from persecution and events like civil war, extreme economic hardship, and natural disasters can apply for humanitarian asylum. However, asylum law is constantly changing, which is why you should consult with an experienced lawyer to get the most up-to-date information and advice.
Our talented and knowledgeable lawyers possess decades of collective experience in multiple areas of immigration law. Immigrants throughout Maryland and the nation turn to our legal team for our reliable insight and extensive resources, so please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions about your eligibility for a humanitarian visa.
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