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New U Visa Options for Victims of Workplace Violations

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An exciting new avenue has just been expanded for undocumented individuals who have been victimized or otherwise mistreated by their employers.  The U.S. Department of Labor recently released a statement on its website indicating that the list of crimes it...


Strategies for Overcoming U-Visa Certification Challenges

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Recently, I have seen an uptick in calls from clients who have been victims of crimes in the U.S. and who want to inquire about their potential eligibility for U visa status. I think this is in large part due...


Mandatory Detention — A Major Risk for Non-Citizens in the Fourth Circuit

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By Immigration Attorney April Cockerham Feb. 21,2014 Immigration attorneys who deal in removal defense know that for the past decade the issue of mandatory detention has been one of the most difficult aspects of representing noncitizens. Mandatory detention, a federal...


US Immigration Service, Immigration Lawyer May Find Temporary Relief for U Visa Applicants

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In a recent stakeholder conference with immigration advocacy organizations, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service’s (USCIS) Vermont Service Center announced that the 10,000 cap on U visa approvals for the fiscal year 2014 will be reached earlier than ever...


USCIS Hits Cap for U Visas

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USCIS announced last week that it has hit the 10,000 cap for U visa applicants for fiscal year 2013. The fiscal year runs from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014, so this means the cap was hit in less...