ADRIANA GUZMAN-ROUSELLE IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY., P.A. 3858 MANATEE AVENUE EAST BRADENTON FLORIDA 34208 Tel: 941 8704971 March 2, 2010. AGR. Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 Violence Against Women Act, T Visa, U Visa. PL 106-386, 114 Stat. 1464 (October 28, 2000).
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3858 MANATEE AVENUE EAST
BRADENTON FLORIDA 34208
Tel: 941 8704971
March 2, 2010
PL 106-386, 114 Stat. 1464 (October 28, 2000)
PL. 109-162, 119 Stat. 2960
January, 5, 2006
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT8 C.F.R. 204.2(c)(2)(i)
2) Cancellation of Removal;
3) Removing conditional status before the 2 year period.
Regulated on September 17, 2007
Effective since October 17, 2007
1) The applicant has suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of having been a victim of certain criminal activity which includes:
2) The applicant (or his or her parent, guardian, or next friend if the applicant is under 16 years of age) possesses information concerning the criminal activity and “has been helpful, is being helpful, or is likely to be helpful” in the investigation or prosecution of that activity;
3) The criminal activity occurred in the United States or its territories or possessions, or if it occurred abroad, the criminal activity violated the laws of the United States;
4) The applicant must submit a written certification from a federal, state, or local law enforcement official, prosecutor, judge, or local authority investigating criminal activity, or from a U.S. immigration official, stating that the applicant has been helpful, is being helpful, or is likely to be helpful in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity.
5) The abuser does not need to be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, and the victim does not have to have been married to the abuser to be eligible..
6) Victim is not required to be physically present in the US to qualify for a U visa.
7) Victim can apply from abroad as long as the criminal activity violated US law or occurred in US territories.
1.) Sex trafficking: such the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act.
2)Trafficking that leads to debt bondage / peonage – This is when the victim is forced to work indefinitely (without any reasonable limits on services or time) to pay off the person who smuggled her into the U.S. Usually, the victim has no way to know when her debt is going to be paid off or how much her debt has been reduced by the work she has already performed.
3) Trafficking that leads to involuntary servitude / slavery / forced labor – The trafficker uses threats or physical force to make the victim work. Traffickers could threaten to physically harm to the victim or the victim’s family and loved ones, but may also threaten to report the victim to the police (for her immigration status, prostitution, etc.) if she does not continue to work for the trafficker. The threats to report the victim to the police are known as “abuse of the legal process.”**
1) To prove that you are the victim of a severe form
of trafficking, it is necessary to submit:
2) To prove that victim is in the US, or its territories, or a port of entry because of human trafficking, it is no necessary to file additional documents.However, the documents and statements that the victim should submit must include:
3) To prove that victim would suffer extreme hardship involving unusual and severe harm upon removal from the US, evidence of the following may be included:
4) To prove that victim has cooperated with authorities: