Under US immigration law, certain groups of people are afforded extra protections under the law. These include people fleeing persecution in the home country, victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking, and juveniles. Pérez Law is committed to protecting the rights of these people and facilitating the receipt of the immigration benefits they deserve.
Affirmative asylum: Asylum is the legal protection afforded by the US government to a person who can demonstrate a “well-founded” fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.
SIJS: Congress created laws specifically to protect juveniles in our immigration system. The Special Immigrant Juvenile Status allows unaccompanied youth who come to the US a path to lawful permanent residency. Pérez Law provides representation to obtain the necessary state court order that will allow you to proceed with the process to obtain a permanent immigration status in the US.
U Visas: It is an unfortunate fact that immigrants are too often victims of crime in the US. With this in mind, Congress created a path for victims who report their crimes and cooperate with law enforcement officials to obtain a lawful immigration status in the US.
T Visas: Trafficking is a heinous crime. Immigrant victims of trafficking are eligible for T visas, which can allow them to later adjust status to lawful permanent residents.
VAWA: Spouses are not the only victims of domestic violence. Under the VAWA statute, spouses, parents, and children of US citizens or lawful permanent residents who are victims of domestic violence are eligible to self-petition and obtain a lawful immigration status in the US. With compassion and understanding, Pérez Law helps you navigate this process to obtain stability and self-sufficiency, in addition to obtaining an immigration status.