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U Nonimmigrant Status "U Visa" Basics

Monday, December 16, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


This training will cover the basics of preparing and filing U visa petitions with USCIS for non-citizen immigrant victims of crime. The U visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows noncitizen victims of crime to live and work in the US for a period of up to four years. Congress created U visas in 2000 as part of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (VTVPA). In order to be eligible, victims must have reported the crime(s) to law enforcement and participated in the investigation in a way that law enforcement will certify has been “helpful”. Attorneys can also file for adjustment of status at the expiration of the U visa, to apply for lawful permanent residence.

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):




Douglas Newton


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