A victim of a certain crime who cooperated with the police or prosecutor and suffered physical or emotional abuse may be eligible for a U visa. Not all crime victims may apply for a U visa.
However, a U visa is a pathway for undocumented immigrants to obtain lawful status, and it is worth at least discussing the possibility.
In order for a person to apply for a U visa, the police department or district attorney’s office must sign a certification attesting that the crime victim cooperated. In some cases, even a judge may sign the U visa certification.
Our firm has extensive experience in requesting U visa certifications from many police officials and prosecutors throughout Wisconsin and Illinois.