VIDAS Legal Services
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (U Visas)
U visas are available to immigrants who are victims of a specified crime (including domestic violence and sexual assault), who were helpful in the investigation and who suffered substantial physical or emotional abuse.
Family Based Visa Petitions
U.S. citizens and legal residents may petition for their relatives abroad. Depending on the familial relationship, VIDAS may assist clients in obtaining an immigration visa so that they may reunite with family member in the United States.
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Through the Violence Against Women Act, VIDAS will work with victims of domestic violence, who are married to or recently divorced from U.S. citizens and legal residents, to independently petition for their immigration status.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
President Obama’s Administration recently announced that young immigrants who entered the United States before the age of 16 may be eligible for Deferred Action and work authorization. Deferred Action is temporary relief from deportation or removal action. This policy is not a permanent fix and does not grant permanent legal status to anyone.
- Adjustment of Status
- FOIA Requests
- State or Federal criminal background checks
- Consular Processing
- I-601A Waiver
- Work Permit and Legal Resident Card Renewals