Raleigh Humanitarian Visa Lawyers
Visas for People Seeking Protection in the U.S.
Humanitarian visas are granted to individuals in dangerous or extreme circumstances seeking to enter the U.S. for relief and safety. These types of visas are also known as “humanitarian parole,” and allow an individual to reside in the U.S. on a temporary basis.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers these types of visas to aid non-U.S. citizens suffering from urgent threats like abuse, violence, natural disasters, or serious medical conditions that cannot be addressed in their home country. Anyone is eligible to apply, but only those applicants whose situations are considered to be emergency circumstances will be issued a humanitarian visa by USCIS.
If you are in need of a humanitarian visa, call our experienced and compassionate visa attorneys at: (919) 355-5134.
Trafficking & T-Visas
Victims of Human Trafficking and their families may be eligible to apply for a T Visa. T nonimmigrant status grants legal immigration status to victims of trafficking in the U.S. who report the trafficking to law enforcement agencies and assist in investigating the trafficking as needed. T Visas provide work authorization and temporary status to survivors and eligible family members for up to four years, after which time they can apply for lawful permanent residence.
Abuse & VAWA
If you are suffering from abuse (physical, financial, emotional, and/or psychological ) from a spouse, parent, or child, who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may file an immigration visa petition to seek relief. Spouses, children, and parents who are victims of domestic violence may be eligible for a humanitarian visa under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Both men and women are eligible to apply.
To file for the visa while overseas, at least one of the following situations must apply:
- the abuser is an employee of the U.S. government;
- the abuser is a member of the uniformed services; or
- you were subjected to battery or extreme cruelty in the United States.
If you or your minor child were the victim of a serious crime that took place in the U.S. or violated U.S. laws, you and your family may apply for a U Visa to seek temporary, legal residence in the U.S. The main requirement for applying for temporary status under a U Visa is that you report the crime to U.S. law enforcement and cooperate with them to provide helpful information regarding the crime so they can conduct investigations or pursue prosecution. U visas provide work authorization and temporary status to survivors and eligible family members for up to four years, after which time they can apply for lawful permanent residence.
Are You Seeking Refuge in the U.S.? We Can Help.
At Gardner Gordon, we are dedicated to helping individuals in need find the relief and safety they deserve. We can help you file the necessary paperwork to obtain a humanitarian visa and guide you through every step of the process. Our Raleigh humanitarian visa attorneys are thorough and knowledgeable in all aspects of immigration law, and are passionate about serving our clients’ needs.
Send us a message online to tell us about your situation or call us at (919) 355-5134 for a case evaluation.
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As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina State Bar, Attorney Gardner has a reputation for professionalism and elite representation.
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Hiring a knowledgeable and passionate immigration attorney to represent your interests is one of the most important steps you can take. When you come to us, we will take a personal interest in your case because we genuinely care about your success.
Lead Attorney Gardner is a world traveler who speaks fluent Spanish; the entire Gardner Gordon support team is fluent in Spanish as well. Our attorney will personally handle each legal aspect of your case. We will help you obtain the sense of ease and peace of mind you deserve during this trying and difficult time.
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We will review your case, inform you of your rights, and guide you in the path that best suits your needs. We will fully equip you to make informed decisions every step of the way. We will offer you the zealous advocacy and compassionate support you deserve.