What are Humanitarian Visas?
Humanitarian Visas are granted for urgent humanitarian reasons. Also known as humanitarian parole, humanitarian visas or parole aim at providing temporary shelter or aid to foreign nationals who are facing disasters, oppression, emergency medical issues or other urgent circumstances.
Types of Humanitarian Visas?
Who? Foreign nationals who are in the United States and fear to return to their home country due to past or future prosecution because of race, certain political or religious beliefs.
Benefits? Work authorization and possibly permanent residency.
U Visa for Victims of Crimes
Who? Foreign nationals who are or were victims of crimes and corporate(d) with law enforcement agencies.
Benefits? Pathway to permanent residency (green card) and minor children and parents of the minor victim may be included in the same visa application.
VAWA – Protections under Violence Against Women Act
Who? Spouses (including husbands) and minor children of US citizens or permanent residents; Parents of US citizens.
Benefits? Self-sponsored and leads to permanent residency; work authorization can be granted.
Who are eligible for Humanitarian Visas?
- Asylum seekers
- Battered spouse, children and parents
- Special Immigrant Juveniles Status
- Victims of human trafficking or other crimes
- People affected by natural disasters or extreme situations
- Temporary protected status
- Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting (FGM/C)
- Forced marriage
Why hire us?
At Cipolla law group, our Chicago immigration lawyers have over 25+ years of collective experience fighting for the rights of immigrants. Our Chicago immigration law firm is operated by a team of legally trained immigration lawyers and personnel who are also mother, husband, wives, sons, daughters and decedents from different parts of the world including Asia, South America and Middle-East. We are compassionate, understanding and sympathetic to your needs. If you are undergoing a difficult situation and wish to learn more about humanitarian visas, please contact our Chicago immigration attorneys today.