Our clients suffered a life-changing disturbance. At 3 am on a Saturday morning, a family of five abruptly woke to what sounded like an explosion. In Buffalo, New York, a man had set fire to a two-story building that housed four immigrant families. Our clients had made the second floor their home.
The U visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows non-citizen crime victims and qualifying family members to live and work in the United States. It intends to protect victims of serious crime who decided to report the crime and assist in its investigation and prosecution, unlike other typical “nonimmigrant” visas that are temporary.