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Consular Processing for Overseas Derivative T and U Nonimmigrant Status Family Members: Q&A

"USCIS provides immigration relief to victims of various crimes—including domestic violence and human trafficking—by granting one of two forms of relief: T nonimmigrant status and U nonimmigrant status . Principal victims granted T or U nonimmigrant status may additionally apply...

DOS Cable: T and U Visa Changes

"1. Summary: In March 2013 Congress enacted several changes to the William Wilberforce Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) & Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008(TVPRA) that affect T and U visa eligibility. T visas are designed for victims of trafficking in persons, which...

T Visa Grant Ends 10-Year Ordeal

"Her decade-long battle was finally over. She could stay. Cayla Roberts, a 25-year-old graduate student at Western Michigan University, would not be deported back to China, a country she was smuggled away from at age 14 by human traffickers known as snakeheads. She had been sold into the sex trade...

USCIS Webinar, Feb. 19, 2014: Immigration Relief for Victims of Human Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites interested members of the law enforcement community to participate in a webinar training session on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the various relief options available to victims of human trafficking...

DOL to Expand Support for Trafficking Victims Seeking T, U Visas

"In early 2015, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor will begin exercising its authority to certify applications for trafficking victims seeking T visas. In addition, WHD will expand its existing U visa program by certifying such requests when it detects three additional qualifying...

DOL Expands Visa Protection for Trafficking Victims

"U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced that the labor department's Wage and Hour Division will begin to exercise its authority to certify applications for trafficking victims seeking "T" visas. The division will also certify "U" visa requests when it detects...

Free USCIS Webinar Today, July 16, 2015, on T and U visas and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

"USCIS invites you to a webinar on Thursday, July 16, 2015, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern) on T and U visas and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) . This webinar is intended for community-based organizations, social service agencies and advocates. Representatives from our Office of Policy...

NYC to Provide U and T Visa Certifications

Office of the Mayor, NYC, Feb. 9, 2016 - "Today Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner and Chair of the New York City Commission on Human Rights Carmelyn P. Malalis announced that CCHR is now accepting requests for U and T visa certifications, making it the first and only anti-discrimination agency...

Webinar - T and U Visas and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), July 20, 2016

" USCIS invites you to a webinar on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern) on T and U visas and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) , immigration relief for victims for human trafficking, domestic violence and other serious crimes. This webinar is intended for community-based...

Advance Copy of USCIS Interim Rule: Classification for Victims of Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons; Eligibility for “T” Nonimmigrant Status

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/19/2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations governing the requirements and procedures for victims of human trafficking seeking T nonimmigrant status. The Secretary of Homeland Security ...

USCIS Publishes Interim Rule on T Nonimmigrant Status

USCIS, Dec. 19, 2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations governing the requirements and procedures for victims of human trafficking who seek T nonimmigrant status. DHS is also streamlining procedures, responding to public comments, and providing guidance on the...