Get Experienced Legal Advocacy For The Difficult Process Of Seeking Humanitarian Relief
Knudson & Associates provides compassionate, practical advice and legal services to immigrants in the U.S. and abroad who are victims of crimes, fleeing persecution or are experiencing other types of humanitarian crises.
Understanding Humanitarian Crisis Assistance
The following are a few examples of benefits available for humanitarian cases:
U visas are for immigrant victims of qualifying crimes who help law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of the crime apply for a temporary legal status in United States known as the U Visa or U Nonimmigrant Status. The U Visa generally provides legal status and work authorization for four years. After three years, U nonimmigrants may be eligible to apply for lawful permanent residency. Victims of qualifying crimes inside the U.S. may apply for a U visa from abroad. Family members including spouses, parents of victims under 21, children under 21, and siblings under 18 may also be able to gain lawful status through the U nonimmigrant’s application.
T visas are for victims of severe forms of human trafficking. Human trafficking is a real problem in the U.S. and the world. The victims may be of any age, and are often subjected to cruel and inhumane treatment. T nonimmigrants may not refuse reasonable requests for assistance in investigations or prosecutions.
Asylum is available to individuals with a well-founded fear of persecution in their home countries on account of their political opinion, religion, membership in a social group, race, or nationality.
VAWA allows abused immigrant spouses and children of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents to gain their independence by petitioning for lawful permanent residence on their own.
At Knudson & Associates we do not have all of the answers to the world’s problems. However, our experienced immigration attorneys can answer your questions about seeking the immigration help you or a loved one needs. Call us or contact us online today to schedule a consultation.