I got My T Visa Granted. Now What?

Generally, a TVisa nonimmigrant status is granted for 4 years. Form I-539, Application to Extend or Change Nonimmigrant Status, may allow you to extend your T nonimmigrant status under certain circumstances. Additionally, T nonimmigrants may be eligible for lawful permanent residence (a Green Card) after 3 years of continuous physical presence in the United States […]

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I Want to Apply for a TVisa. What is the application process and the eligibility.

To apply for T nonimmigrant status, you must submit: Form I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status, including a personal statement describing the trafficking you are or were subjected to; Evidence to establish that you complied with any reasonable request for assistance from law enforcement, or that you qualify for an exception or exemption. You may […]

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What is a T Visa?

Trafficking in persons, also known as human trafficking, is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers entice victims with false promises of employment and better lives. Traffickers frequently take advantage of vulnerable individuals, including those without legal immigration status. U.S. immigration law provides relief to victims of severe forms of human trafficking through the […]

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Young Latinos face a number of challenges in the United States. What are these challenges?

Latino youth may experience depression as a natural and valid response to the stressors they encounter in their social and physical environments. In addition to acculturation processes, racial discrimination at schools, and conflicting cultural identities, Latino youth may sometimes face additional stressors. Latino youth’s high rates of depression may be explained in part by these […]

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A Look Behind Depression in Young U.S. Latinos.

Immigrants’ mental health is affected by a combination of factors, such as discrimination, acculturation, and immigration, which are particularly harmful to the Latino community in general, and particularly of those who may be more vulnerable, such as young children and teenagers. Including the factors contributing to the racial and ethnic disparities, the reality of the […]

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What are the basics of a U Visa?

Are you an immigrant who has been victimized by a crime? Did you call the police or assist other law enforcement with the investigation of the crime or prosecution of the perpetrators? If so, you may qualify for a U-Visa. If an immigrant has been the victim of criminal activity, assisted law enforcement, and meets […]

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What is a U Visa?

Immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, who have been victims of serious crimes in the United States can qualify for the U visa type of immigration waiver. Among these crimes are, but are not limited to, sexual abuse, domestic violence, forced labor, sexual exploitation, kidnapping, trafficking, and rape. Any activity substantially similar to one of the listed […]

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