Violence Against Women (VAWA)
VAWA offers protection for certain victims of domestic abuse. Under VAWA, immigrants (both men and women) who have been battered or suffered extreme cruelty at the hands of their U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident spouse or adult son or daughter, may qualify for certain benefits.
U Visas are available for individuals who have been victims of certain crimes and who agree to cooperate with law enforcement. U visas are temporary but may lead to permanent residency.
T Visas are available to victims of human trafficking who assist law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution of the crime. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery, where victims are often lured under false pretenses of a better life in the United States, then forced to work in terrible conditions.