The Miami immigration lawyers at Revilla Law Firm, P.A., handle every type of immigration case, including helping victims of crimes file immigrant visa petitions. What this means is that if you or a family member has been the victim of a crime, you have available options to seek protection and safety from the abuser without them being notified about the filing.
Some of the visas for victims of crimes include the following:
- U Visa - Victims of Crimes: This visa is for victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity.
- Visas for Battered Spouse, Children and Parents: As a battered spouse, child or parent, you may file an immigrant visa petition under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The VAWA provisions in the INA allow certain spouses, children, and parents of U.S. citizens and certain spouses and children of permanent residents (Green Card holders) to file a petition for themselves, without the abuser's knowledge. This allows victims to seek both safety and independence from their abuser, who is not notified about the filing.
Our team of highly professional immigration lawyers understand the sensitivity associated with being the victim of such crimes and we will always offer our best guidance and compassion to those who need legal assistance.
As with all of our cases, everything we discusss is kept confidential and your privacy will always be protected.
To schedule a free in-office consultation with our Miami immigration law firm, call (305) 858-2323 or toll free (877) 854-2323.