The U.S. immigration law provides several forms of protection to immigrants who have been the victims of certain crimes. The immigrant population is particularly vulnerable to crimes, such as human trafficking, domestic violence and child abuse. Such crime victims are hesitant to report crimes due to such things as language barriers, lack of understanding of the law, and the fear of the police and deportation.
Recognizing this, the U.S. Congress enacted certain provisions to protect immigrant crime victims. Some of these provisions include:
If you have been the victim of a crime and would like to pursue a visa application, we invite you to contact us for a consultation. Based in San Mateo, California, the Alagiri Immigration Law Firm provides immigration services throughout the San Francisco Bay area and worldwide. We look forward to discussing your case with you.