Who qualifies for a U Visa?

This is a very frequent question that we receive in our office. Undocumented migrants who are victims of the following crimes may qualify to apply for and obtain the U visa.

List of crimes that may qualify for the U visa:

  • Assault, which includes felonies (serious crimes) such as stabbing, shooting at a person, violent entry into a house with people inside and armed robbery.
  • Blackmail
  • Extortion
  • Incest
  • Homicide and murder
  • Jury manipulation
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Perjury, that is, when a witness lies in a trial
  • Prostitution or any other form of forced sexual exploitation
  • Kidnapping, holding a person illegally or in a situation of slavery
  • Being forced to work in a situation that you do not want or to repay a debt
  • Trafficking of people, that is, the illegal trafficking of a human being with the purpose of exploiting him or her sexually, laboriously, to extract an organ, etc.
  • Torture
  • Domestic violence, both in cases of marriages and dating couples, both heterosexual and homosexuals. Includes physical abuse and serious verbal harassment
  • Sexual abuse or unwanted sexual contact or sexual assault.

If you would like to find out if you may be eligible for a U Visa, call us for a consultation at 225-963-9638

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