Our client, a Honduran National, entered the United States in 1997. He was the victim of a brutal attack and was shot by his assailant in an attempted murder. As a result, he still suffers emotional and physical problems. He was apprehended for immigration violations and taken into custody at the Krome Service Processing Center. ICE filed deportation proceedings against him despite his being a victim of a crime. Our firm represented him and was able to obtain a U visa for him. The U visa is given by USCIS to victims of certain crimes here in the United States.
The applicant must show that he or she was a victim of a crime and that he or she is cooperating with police and prosecutors. Once we showed USCIS the entire case, they granted the U visa for our client. He was released from custody and is now living free and legal in the United States.