Some visas are considered humanitarian. They include:
- The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) designed to keep immigrant families together by ‘freezing’ the child’s age as long as certain requirements are met. Freezing means that they’d still retain their status as a child even after they become adults so they can successfully enter the U.S. with their other family members, or perhaps reunite with members of their family who are already legal residents in the country.
- DACA stands for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” Deferred action is an immigration status under U.S. administrative law that can delay a person’s deportation. So, DACA delays the deportation of individuals whose parents brought them to the country as children. DACA protects you from deportation due to factors that you had no control over when you entered the country as a child. This policy also allows you to apply for a work permit that would normally be inaccessible to undocumented individuals.
- Victims of Crime Visa (U-Visa). Foreign citizens who are victims of crimes such as trafficking and forced labor can apply for a U visa (Form I-918). It serves as a protection to the victims and a way for them to assist during the police investigation. It serves as a permit that can even lead to a permanent residency, otherwise known as a green card. Victims must be willing to help the authorities as a condition of eligibility for a U visa. These are usually victims of enslavement, abuse, trafficking, sexual assault, and the like. Family members of victims may be eligible to apply for a U visa as well.
Applying for any of the Humanitarian Visa can be an overwhelming process if you don’t know what to do. It can be hard to deal with law enforcement and the USCIS. Do not hesitate to contact us for assistance with your application. Having a firm at your side can help you gather substantial evidence to improve your chances of a Humanitarian visa approval. We can help you.