2012 Fiscal Year U Visa 10K Cap Reached | ImmigrationProf Blog | 8/22/12

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Since 2008, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued the statutory maximum of 10,000 U-visas per fiscal year (starting on October).

Each year, 10,000 U-visas are available for victims of crime who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse and are willing to help law enforcement authorities investigate or prosecute those crimes (such as human trafficking, domestic violence and other serious crimes). The U-visa is an important tool aiding law enforcement to bring criminals to justice. A U-visa petition requires law enforcement certification of assistance in the investigation or prosecution of crimes.

USCIS will continue to accept new petitions as they are received until the end of the current fiscal year, and will resume issuing U-visas on Oct. 1, 2012, the first day of fiscal year 2013 when new visas are available.

For full article see: ImmigrationProf Blog: U Visa 10K Cap Reached.


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