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The U visa: Who can help and do you qualify?

As a survivor of violent crime, you may feel as though you're on a roller-coaster of emotion. You likely have some good days and some where you keep replaying the events that took place over and over in your mind. You have hopefully found encouragement from family and friends. There are also licensed counselors and others who can provide support as you rebuild your life and recover from your injuries.  

J-1 Summer Work Travel brings students to new experiences

Not many people think of waiting tables or running a cash register as an exciting adventure. However, if you have the chance to do this kind of work while visiting the United States, you may indeed consider it an adventure. Traveling to another country to meet the people and soak in the culture can be a life-changing experience.

Waivers may allow quicker re-entry after obtaining visa

One common reason people do not have legal status in the United States is because they have overstayed their visas. Visas expire, and on the date of expiration, if you are still in the country without receiving an extension or adjustment, the government will consider you unlawfully present. After 180 days, penalties begin to kick in.

De-stress your K1 visa process

No matter where your country of origin happens to be, if you intend to marry and start a new life in Colorado, as an immigrant you will likely face several challenges along your journey. Getting married is definitely a cause of joy for most people and your wedding day is something you'll want to have fond memories of in years to come. The last thing you need is to face major visa problems or other immigration obstacles that could delay or prevent your entrance to the United States.

The difference between immigrant and non-immigrant visas

If you plan to enter the United States from another country of origin, that means you need an immigrant visa, right? Perhaps, although it would depend on your particular purpose for wanting to come to Colorado -- or whichever state in which you planned to reside. U.S. immigration law is quite complex and often changes. The last thing you need is to violate some sort of regulation and find yourself locked up in a detention center, awaiting a removal hearing.

How can a U visa impact your family?

As someone who entered the country through unconventional methods, you may face numerous anxieties on a daily basis. Issues that could seem negligible to a citizen or green card holder may seem insurmountable to you as an undocumented immigrant. Illness, injury or even crimes committed against you may leave you more fearful as the threat of deportation may loom if you choose to seek help. These fears may amplify even more if you have children you hope to protect.

Getting married in America: Fiancé visas and your rights

Individuals who are working toward bringing a fiancé to the United States may have serious concerns about how announcements and changes made by the new administration could affect this process. While it may seem more complicated than ever before, with the right legal assistance, you can secure the appropriate fiancé visa, bring your loved one home to Colorado and move forward with your wedding plans.

Should you apply for a K-1 fiancé(e) visa or marriage-based Visa?

When you're in love with a non-U.S. citizen, you have options for bringing them to the U.S. The fiancé(e) visa is a well-known option, but you can also consider marrying first then obtaining a marriage visa. Explore the pros and cons of each to decide what's right for you and your fiancé(e).

Completing the I-918 petition for a U Visa

In the United States, everyone has the right to be safe and live a life free from violence. In 2000, the U visa was put into place as part of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act. It is meant to help protect non-U.S. citizens who have suffered abuse, sexual assault, involuntary servitude, human trafficking and other serious crimes.

Orlando victims and families could qualify for U visas

A coalition of Latino nonprofits is working to help victims of the Orlando shooting and their family members, including those who are undocumented immigrants. According to the latest updates, there were three victims in the shooting who were undocumented. Two were injured and are now recovering in the hospital, while the other person died in the attack.

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