U Visa: For victims of criminal activity
A U visa is provided to individuals who have been victims of certain qualifying crimes, have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse, and have been helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of the qualifying criminal activity.
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
A non-citizen may be able to obtain a VAWA petition if they are or were an abused spouse, parent, or child of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Asylum is a form of humanitarian relief that allows non-citizens to remain in the United States and eventually obtain permanent residency if they can establish that they suffered persecution, or have a well-founded fear of future persecution, because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.
U visas for victims of certain crimes
U nonimmigrant status is given to victims of certain crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of the qualifying criminal activity.