1:43pm

Fri July 22, 2011
Statehouse News

New Hope for Those Without Visas

Members of the Warren County Domestic Violence Council heard presentations Thursday about a grant to fund legal services to local victims of domestic violence and two visas designed to provide immigration status to noncitizens who are victims of serious crimes. Created out of federal legislation passed in 2000, both visas provide temporary citizenship status to victims of serious crimes. The T visas are available for victims of sex trafficking, while U visas can be issued to foreign nationals who are victims of a broad range of serious crimes, including assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment, rape and other sexual offenses.