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The United States provides several immigration options for those with a recognized humanitarian need.


Asylum is a form of protection for those who fear persecution based on their political opinion, religion, nationality, race, or membership in a particular social group. Any individual who is physically present in the United States and fears return to their home country for the reasons described above may apply for asylum. A person may apply for asylum regardless of how they arrived in the United States and regardless of their immigration status. Our attorneys can also discuss the process of expediting your case if your circumstances qualify.


Victims of serious crimes, domestic violence, or human trafficking in the United States may be eligible for immigration benefits. It may not matter how the person came to the United States or whether they have current status. Children who have been abandoned, neglected, or abused may be eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and, eventually, permanent residence.


 Generally, the forms of relief available to survivors of abuse or violence are the following:

  • U Visa (Victims of Crime)

  • VAWA Petitions (Domestic Violence Survivors)

  • T Visa (Human Trafficking)

  • Special Immigration Juvenile Status (SIJS)


If you or a loved one has been placed in removal proceedings, the attorneys at Alight Legal can help defend you against a deportation order.

Let our attorneys help secure your safety, your family, and your future.  

Asylum & Humanitarian Immigration

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