Help Y find freedom from her abuser and secure safety and stability in the U.S. for her and her four children.

  • Client Location: Ferndale
  • Type of Relief: U nonimmigrant visa

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Facts:  Y is a 30 year old native of Mexico who has lived in the U.S. for thirteen years with her four U.S. citizen children.  Her former partner, D, beat and punched her every time he drank – approximately every 8 days – and started fights and insulted her. One day after their third son was born, D drunkenly threatened Y with a kitchen knife, grabbed Y by the wrist and throat, and punched her, leaving her battered and bruised. Y called the police that night, and they arrested D, who was subsequently removed from the U.S. 

Legal assessment:  Y is eligible for a U nonimmigrant visa, a special visa for individuals who have been victims of crime in the U.S. who assisted law enforcement.  The South Fallsburg Police Department certified Y’s cooperation with them in bringing D to justice, and now Y needs a dedicated attorney like you to help her prepare and file her U visa application so that she can remain safely in the U.S. with her children.

Topics:
  • Case Placement
  • U Visas
  • USCIS
  • Client/witness interviewing
  • Beginner
  • Client advice and counseling
  • Estimated Time Commitment (Hours)
    • < 5
    • 5-10
    • 10-20
    • > 20
    • unknown
  • Mentor Available
  • Free Volunteer Training
  • Organization Provides Malpractice Insurance
  • Case Level / Appropriate For
    Beginner
  • Skills Developed
    Client advice and counseling
  • Venue where case will be heard
    USCIS
  • Additional Volunteers Needed
    Other: Interpreter