OTHER IMMIGRANT VISAS or RELIEF PROGRAMS
- Diversity Immigrant Visa
- Returning Resident
- Cuban Adjustment Act of 1996, Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act or NACARA 1997, etc.
Refugee status is a form of protection that may be granted to people who meet the definition of refugee and who are of special humanitarian concern to the United States.
Asylum status is a form of protection available to people who meet the definition of refugee, are already in the United States, are seeking admission at a port of entry.
- BATTERED SPOUSE, CHILDREN & PARENTS
As a battered spouse, child or parent, you may file an immigrant visa petition under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
- VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING & OTHER CRIMES
Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons, is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers lure individuals with false promises of employment and a better life.
- TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS)
USCIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States to stay here for a limited period of time. Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country may also be granted TPS.
- DEFERRED ENFORCED DEPARTURE
Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) is in the President’s discretion to authorize as part of his power to conduct foreign relations and is not a specific immigration status. Individuals covered by DED are not subject to removal from the United States, usually for a designated period of time.
- SPECIAL IMMIGRANT JUVENILES (SIJ) STATUS
Some children who are here in the U.S. without legal immigration status may need humanitarian protection because they have been abused, abandoned or neglected by a parent. Special immigrant juvenile status is an immigration classification that may allow these vulnerable children to apply immediately for lawful permanent resident status, commonly known as having a Green Card.
- FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION OR CUTTING (FGM/C) – MUTILATIONS GÉNITALES FÉMININES (MGF)
FGM/C refers to cutting and other procedures that injure female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The U.S. government opposes FGM/C, no matter the type, degree, or severity, and no matter what the motivation for performing it. The U.S. government considers FGM/C to be a serious human rights abuse, gender-based violence, and, when done to children, a form of child abuse
- SPECIAL SITUATIONS
When requested, some options may be available to people affected by natural catastrophes and other extreme situations, including: extensions & changes of status, fee waivers, employment authorization, document replacement, expedited processing.