We Protect the Rights of Asylum Seekers

Talk to a lawyer in Tampa today about your humanitarian visa.

Hundreds of years ago when immigrants reached our shores seeking asylum, the Statue of Liberty greeted them with the words, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." Those words hold true today. The United States still offers refuge for those seeking asylum from war-torn countries or violent situations.

Reilly Immigration helps asylum seekers apply for visas. Call our office in Tampa, Florida today to learn more about the humanitarian visa application process.

Understand Your Humanitarian Visa Options

Ideally, anyone being threatened or abused in their home country should be able to find safety in the United States-but the reality of U.S. immigration laws can make it difficult for asylum seekers to get the protection they need.

Certain individuals may be eligible to apply for a visa or for residency as a result of being victims of certain crimes or persecution. This includes victims of qualifying violent crimes (U Visas), human trafficking (T Visas), domestic violence (VAWA), or persecution as a result of their race, religion, national origin, or membership in a particular social group (Asylum). ​

There are four different humanitarian visa options:

  1. U visas - victims of violent crimes can apply for U visas to stay in the U.S. temporarily for safety reasons. The non-citizen agrees to aid U.S. law enforcement in the investigation of criminal activity in exchange for asylum.
  2. T visas - these visas make it possible for victims of human trafficking and their immediate family members to work temporarily in the United States.
  3. VAWA visas - if you're abused by a partner or parent who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you can apply for a VAWA visa. These visas help domestic violence survivors escape violence and establish safe, independent lives.
  4. Asylum visas - you could be eligible for an asylum visa if you're being persecuted in your home country due to your ethnicity, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Talk to an immigration lawyer in Tampa, FL today about applying for a humanitarian visa. Reach out to Reilly Immigration now to schedule a consultation with a qualified immigration lawyer.