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Parole for Eligible U Visa Principal and Derivative Petitioners Residing Abroad   [open pdf - 225KB]

From the Executive Summary: "The U nonimmigrant status (U visa) program was created by Congress as a tool to support law enforcement investigations and prosecutions while providing immigration protection for victims of serious crimes committed in the United States. U visas are available to certain victims of a qualifying criminal activity who have suffered substantial physical or mental harm, and who have been helpful, are being helpful, or are likely to be helpful in the investigation or prosecution of that criminal activity. Each year since 2009, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved the statutorily authorized 10,000 enforcement-certified U visa principal petitions. USCIS also places on a waiting list thousands of victims and qualifying family members who have been deemed eligible but for whom visa numbers are not yet available. As a result, some qualifying individuals are left waiting years for their turn to receive one of the limited visas available each fiscal year."

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2016-06-16
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security: https://www.dhs.gov/
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